Today is the first time I've used the bread bowl and the bread board my mom had given me when she was here visiting last month. It's finally been cool enough to bake during the day, and bread is too much of an involving process to start at night. I'm trying something new this time, and I think it will turn out just fine.
I've already punched it down from the first rising, and it feels good, so maybe I'll give a couple loaves away along with a few Christmas cards. I'm hoping it tastes just as good as it looks right now. I'll let ya know!!