The bread fairies got me. Oh, they got me good. I have been on a no-knead bread bread dough kick for a few weeks and apparently, my other cook books knew I had neglected them. I knew that I had been travelling on the "easy road" for a few weeks; but hey, I have been making bread the "right" way for over a year - the "no knead" bread was something NEW and EXCITING to dabble in. I "kneaded" to get to know this other method of making bread. I always INTENDED to get back to the other breads, it just took some time.
Nope... In my imagination it got puffy. Puffy is good, right??? So I crossed my fingers, shaped it & went for it. I should have given up sooner... But, I am now the proud owner of a couple of hockey pucks the size of hearth loaves. I am still not ready to give up on them though. Bread crumbs anyone????