I’ve always been a sucker for doing things the way it used to be done – ages ago. An electric oven is good but when I see the the kind of crusts flaunted by breads that come from traditional wood-fired brick-lined ovens, I always feel envious. So, last weekend Sudha and I trooped to an outlet close by that sells terracotta tiles and after some exploring, I walked away with 5 tiles that cost me virtually nothing (Rs.40/-). So, here’s the first of my experiments in baking hearth*-like breads in my electric oven.
This one is an enriched* Chiilli and Cheddar loaf.