Attempt 7: First public appearance

We were going over to our neighbor’s to watch the NBA final, and I decided to take the leap and let my bread loose on neighbors. Appearance is important. I could not have it look like a loaf baked in a loaf pan. So I decided to go free form. Keeping the recipe the same, I used a large bowl with a floured kitchen towel as the mold for the final proof, instead of my trusty loaf pan. Unfortunately, I had only 4 hours available for my second proof. This is because we went wine tasting yesterday, and I forgot all about preparing my dough once I returned. Anyway, it turned out great. And everyone loved it. It was pretty delicious as part of a sandwich.

Oh, and I even managed to get my first successful scoring on bread. That takes more confidence than you would imagine.