The odd curved shape is from super-slack dough being slid, rather than rolled, onto a hot baking stone.
Here's the crumb shot:
We had a great Holiday. Not only did I bake this bread, I made cupcakes from leftover items (see below). The day's highlight was dinner at The Club with Leslie's parents, to which we brought the above bread. Smuggling it up onto the table reminded me of being a teen and cadging beer.
Eating "Outside" bread hardly counts as bad behavior these days. Despite a well-posted prohibition against cell phones throughout the club, people at nearby tables were texting away and one man was loudly jabbering about an injured granddaughter. And these are folks who probably look down their noses at drug addicts!
"Black Friday Breakfast" cupcakes. Do your leftovers look like this? ;)