Baking a perfect loaf of bread needs a lot of practice and patience, sadly I did n't possess both these qualities when I decided to bake a loaf. Having watched a few demonstrations on You tube, I wanted to try my hands on this too. This was my first attempt (and most probably won't be the last) .As per the instructions ,I baked it in a water bath: with another tray filled with water. I was thoroughly contented with the outer covering,which looked crusty and fine, an ideal cover for the ‘not–so-well-done’ texture , inside of the bread.. It wasn’t easy as it seemed, kneading and shaping the dough. In the end with a few “karate’ like punches, I was able to soften the dough. However I need to put in a lot of extra effort a few more times before getting the taste of perfect home made bread. Anyway with all the flaws in it, the freshly baked loaf was greatly enjoyed . And I am motivated outright by the ratings given by hubby and children and now have plans to work harder to bake to perfection .