I had already found that the wash/defrost setting on my halogen oven was a bit too hot but that about half way between off and that setting was just about right. I didn't really time it but the rising was definitely faster and the proving too, and the loaf rose evenly in the loaf tin and didn't bulge over the side.
|It smells good too!|
I'm going to have another go but this time, instead of baking in the oven, I will then take off the cling film cover, whack up the heat in Handy Andy and see how well it bakes that way.
Usually I like to put a loaf into a very hot oven and immediately turn the heat down to about 180. That won't be possible but - well, I will see.
There's enough room to do two loaves in my loaf tins, side by side, but I will just do one again as an experiment. Unless it is a total and absolute failure (which it won't be) there will be no waste anyway.