[Moderator note: This topic became too large for our servers to handle efficiently, so we've divided it up; the earlier part of the discussion is here: "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" Zoe Francois (2008–2009)]
This is the first loaf from my first batch after reading through this thread and getting the book. We won't even talk about the batch I made before that! I let this batch sit in the fridge for four days before making the loaf. Great crust, good crumb and lovely aroma and taste. I used the cornmeal on the peel, hot stone and water in the pan method. Next time I will try the dutch oven and parchment method.