You want something special for Thanksgiving but don't want the extra stress of trying out a new recipe, why not use your favorite bread recipe and use a different shaping technique.
A boule is easy and impressive for the table. If you have a proofing basket dust it evenly with flour, then shape your dough following the directions below. Let the dough proof until it reaches the top of the basket. Turn the proofed dough onto a cookie sheet or stone to bake and this is what it will look like. If you don't have a proofing basket use a round casserole dish or just proof the dough on the cookie sheet then bake. Using the folding technique below will ensure a tight boule which will make it hold it's shape better when baking.
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