I need your help! I am a cookie baker but really really really want to bake bread. I have made the No knead recipe twice and loaf from a package but otherwise am inexperienced working with yeast and kneading.
Here's what I want and need: a not too complicated recipe for an Italian loaf. Sort of a French baguette but shorter and fatter. I do not have a convection oven or a baking stone. Just regular old gas oven. I am looking for bread with a crispy crust. Any hope?