Originally Posted by dave the baker
My loaf ( I did a half recipe) just came out of the oven. It smell delicious. My only variation is that I used Sunshine Barley Malt instead of molasses (I like it better) and ground caraway for reaso0n already stated. Instead of misting, I threw a handfull of ice cubes on the bottom of the (gas) oven. I'm taking pictures along the way and will post after slicing, IF I can figure out how to. I only did the 45 minute rise after shaping into a round loaf (HUGE!) and it was plenty of time. Probably cuz of weather differences?
Sounds good Dave. I'm looking forward to the pictures.
If you look at the bottom of the slice from my loaf (seam side), you'll see that it's quite compact and didn't appear to rise like the rest of the loaf. That was my only concern. I'm very accustomed to misting, and I trade off with your method as well. Either way you get a nice crust with the steam.