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Baked some Whole Wheat Bread in the EGG

Ross in VenturaRoss in Ventura Posts: 7,233
edited 9:06AM in EggHead Forum
On the 2-hr. rise after the 18-hr. rise

I need to get more separation between the fire and the CIDO


In the DO at 475*
After 30-min. took the parchment paper out and the lid off and baked 30-min. more

I think I am getting better at it

2 1/4C Bread flour
3/4C Whole Wear Flour
1 1/4t salt
1/2t yeast
1 1/3C cool water
Let rise for 18-hrs. then rise another 2-hrs bake in DO for 30-min with lid on then 15-min. with lid off



  • Greetings Ross,
    Do you preheat the DO before placing the dough plug inside?
    Do you brush the top with butter ?
  • FatDogFatDog Posts: 39
    Nice looking loaf ... good crust and crumb! I've been wanting to try bread in the egg and this has inspired me to give it a shot. Question; why did you use the parchment paper in the first part of the bake? Am I right in assuming it is to keep the bottom of the loaf from burning? Also, did you use any wood in the fire to add a wood-fired taste to the bread?
  • I preheat the DO for an hr. I did not brush it with butter it has great flavor

  • Yes on the parchment paper and no I did not use any smoke other than the lump

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Ross, You really do up the bread well! I do believe you are inspiring me!!
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  • One other question. With the set-up you use it looks as the height of the DO would be equal with the grate if used. Why use the pizza stone and not the grate? Thermal mass?
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,176
    Morning Ross:

    That is BEAUTIFUL! I have got to do more bread baking! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Beautiful! I bet the aroma was wonderful.
    I gotta make some more bread.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Nice lookin loaf...As ALWAYS! ;)
  • Nice looking bread! We are going to start doing more bread on the egg ... hope it comes out looking like yours!

  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    That is beautiful...really beautiful!
  • Thanks Molly

  • It's lower I can't go any higher or the DO lid hits the thermometer

  • Thanks Jay I really enjoy it

  • Not only dose it smell good Clay it taste real good

  • Thanks Michael

  • Get after it Joel, you can not beat home made bread

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    You are the MASTER! ;) Thanks for the posts and tips! :)
  • Thank You

  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    very, very nice

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • Thanks mr toad

  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Really nice job! I could almost smell it! :) :laugh:
  • Thanks Julia

  • Looking great Ross. I'm trying to stay away from the carbs but this would bring me back on the wagon.
  • Hey Ross:

    Great looking bread. What size is your Egg? The first time I tried this, my DO was too high and when I put the lid down I bent the temp gauge!! Replaced that and put the DO lower. Burnt the dickens out of it, but I was too worried about the temp gauge (I didn't have much room between the top of the lid and the end of the gauge. My egg is a medium. Any suggestions? :S
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