New oven – getting there (slowly)

WP_20140127_006After 4 more trials we are starting to getting to know our new oven. This was a test batch we made this afternoon (and loaves from the less than successful batches in the background). The key was understanding the fierce heat from the new oven, which was drying out the loaves a little too much, leaving the crumb a bit too light and fluffy. So having tweaked the water up to compensate and made a few other oven tweaks, this little beauty came out this afternoon.