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bread first try

I have had my LBGE for three weeks. I have been trying cooks that would be next to impossible on my Weber.  Made my first attempt at artisan bread today.  Had trouble holding temperature while trying not to let steam out.  Other than that, it turned out nice and crunchy on the outside and very moist on the inside.  I am going to be bigger than a barn because of the egg. :) 
When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,178
    Nice work on my list to do.
    Seattle, WA
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,697
    I am about to try some bread this week too
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,238
    edited June 2013
    Yeah, never expected to become a baker when I bought my Egg.

    My bread turns out better in the Egg than from my oven. Better spring, crisper crust. Other than spraying water on the loaf, I haven't tried to introduce any extra steam. I suspect that just as the Egg keeps meats moister, the bread surface doesn't dry out as fast as in the oven.

    FWIW, last Christmas, I bought a ceramic cloche for oven use. That did beat the Egg, tho' no subtle smoke flavor. An even smaller ceramic volume to hold in the moisture

    Oh, and that's 1 big peel you have there. Kinda industrial size.

    Remember, just because you have a whole rack of eggcellent ribs doesn't mean you have to eat them all at once.
  • I made the peel from a flat cookie sheet.  Not the prettiest, but it's functional.  Haha!
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I have had my LBGE for three weeks. I have been trying cooks that would be next to impossible on my Weber.  Made my first attempt at artisan bread today.  Had trouble holding temperature while trying not to let steam out.  Other than that, it turned out nice and crunchy on the outside and very moist on the inside.  I am going to be bigger than a barn because of the egg. :) 
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  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    When I bake bread it goes on at 450 and I place a stainless steel mixing bowl over the loaf. I let it bake like that for 30 min then pull the bowl off give the loaf a spin and let is brown for another 30 min. This has been full proof for me. 
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • DMurf said:
    When I bake bread it goes on at 450 and I place a stainless steel mixing bowl over the loaf. I let it bake like that for 30 min then pull the bowl off give the loaf a spin and let is brown for another 30 min. This has been full proof for me. 
    Interesting.  I am guessing you don't get a hint of smokiness though.  Right? 
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 429
    I have had my LBGE for three weeks. I have been trying cooks that would be next to impossible on my Weber.  Made my first attempt at artisan bread today.  Had trouble holding temperature while trying not to let steam out.  Other than that, it turned out nice and crunchy on the outside and very moist on the inside.  I am going to be bigger than a barn because of the egg. :) 
    Barn? I am turning into a Walmart distribution center with my two Eggs.  Your bread looks wonderful.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • sharhammsharhamm Posts: 255
    My first today too.
  • sharhamm said:
    My first today too.
    Nice work!  Did you use steam at all?
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
  • sharhammsharhamm Posts: 255
    I have a small metal tapas pan that I put three ice cubes in the same time that I put in the bread..  The bread on the left I cooked in the oven and the one on the right cooked in BGE.  The BGE bread had a nicer crust and better flavor.  I only have a medium so I am limited on several loaves.  Perhaps next time a boulle shape would be a better choice for my stone.  How about you.  Any steam?
  • I tried steam, but had trouble keeping temperature so I had to open the vent steam escapes.
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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