Dish towels burn. It’s a good idea to remove them from the oven before you preheat.
I had quite the excitement this morning and all before I had my morning cup of brew. So if could have been worse. I could have burned down the whole damn house.
What happened was I had bread dough resting in a cold oven. I preheated the oven and turned to my attention to brewing my morning coffee. That’s when I smelled it. I had forgotten to remove the dough from the oven. I chronicle this mistake in hopes that I NEVER do it again.
I didn’t think to take photographs until after the fire was out (probably a good thing) and most of the evidence had been destroyed. The towel covering the bowl caught fire so I grabbed my tongs and deposited the burning pieces in the kitchen sink. This is what is left of my dish towel:
I doubt I can salvage the bowl. What you’re looking at is the burnt bowl with the dough that baked and some burnt towel hanging from the rim.
But I did manage to salvage enough dough for a biscuit sized baguette.
Voila. This is what all the excitement was about.