I've been enjoying experimenting with homemade bread. I first started with the 5-minute artisian bread because I was too lazy for kneading, but I've found that I actually enjoy kneading. So, last weekend I tried out a recipe for a bread called buttercrust bread and it turned out really good. It rose a bit high over the bread pan, but it kept its shape and tasted great. The only thing I didn't do was split the top of the loaf and pour in the reserved butter. This weekend, I tried the exact same recipe but did split the top and poured in the butter. And pretty soon, I noticed a mutant bread loaf growing in my oven (click on any of the photos to enlarge).
The loaf rose and spilled over the pan, enveloping it with its buttery, doughy arms.
By the time I took it out of the oven, the only parts of the bread pan visible were the two little handles and a small portion of each end.
Here's an upside-down view. Doesn't it look so buttery and golden brown?
Here's a comparison of the pan I used to bake in and the resulting mutant loaf.