The baking of the first loaf pictured resting in the previous post involved what Michael is calling a "thermal incident". Which I am calling "when he dropped the *#!?-ing dishcloth in bottom of the oven and we heated it to 450 degrees F". There was smoke, there was char, there was smouldering, there was stink. Luckily - no flames. Unluckily - no bread. It had to be removed from the oven early to allow for extinguishing/smothering of the dishcloth. If you ask him how he managed it and he explains in a way that makes sense, can you let me know? The kids are curious too, all they know is they were kicked out of the house with the phone speed dialled to 000 in case of flames and then had to play outside for two hours while the stink and smoke cleared.