Came out a little on the brown side, but pretty tasty. Mondays are always busy days, so I often pull something out of the freezer for dinner. The meal plan included spaghetti (sauce out of the freezer) and a green salad. I had a little extra time in the afternoon, and thought, "Wouldn't a fresh loaf of bread be fantastic with our meal tonight?" So out came the No Time Bread recipe--which I'd been wanting to try for a while--and the dutch oven, and I went to town. How hard could it be? Everything was going swimmingly, until I heard a CRASH and a super unpleasant grinding of gears. The screw on the front of the mixer flew off and into the mixing bowl (which was the CRASH), and the bread hook was totally stalled out (the grinding of gears). Gah.
I managed to salvage the dough (after fishing out the screw), finish it by hand and get it into the oven. The dutch oven technique sure makes for an attractive loaf of bread! I've had the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book since it came out, and think I'm going to try it using the dutch oven rather than the baking stone and pan full of water in the oven.
I took the mixer into the appliance shop in San Jose and after an overnight stay, and $119, all is well with my beloved KA. According to the gal at the shop, she's been seeing an unusually high number of bread making projects gone awry. All the wannabe urban homesteaders out there, yeah?
edited to add: I originally wrote this post on June 1 (!!!), but somehow it didn't get published, so here it is!