Cast iron pans: sign of a true DIY-er, in this day and age of convenience food and non-stick cookware. Or a sign of someone who grew up in the Southern or Western United States. Or the sign of a “foodie” poseur.
Much like my sourdough recipes, this recipe’s usefulness is limited by the equipment you have on hand. However, you could very well make this outside of a bread machine. For the first time in three years, I don’t have a gas stove, and a countertop bread machine bakes better bread than an electric oven.
The bread machine doesn’t warm the apartment like the oven does, though!