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Bread baked in a dutch first

MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
edited 3:17AM in EggHead Forum
This is my first attempt at making bread. A no knead recipe from Alton Brown. Overall I was pretty pleased. Next time I think I'll raise the dutch oven with some ceramic feet if I can get some. The bottom was getting too done while the top could have browned up slightly more.
raw dough
covered for 30 mins
uncovered for 15 mins
time is up


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Looks good enough to eat....great job. :)
  • I made some skillet-biscuits on the Egg many years ago and they turned out really good.


    So I thought, "Why couldn't I make bread in my Dutch Oven?"

    Never did. But I think I will now.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Spring "Bread Is A Good Thing" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Wow.

    I feel a project coming.

    Just visited the Lodge outlet in South Pittsburg, Tn. this weekend, and I was a very bad boy!!!

  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    The bread looks great. I will have to put it on my list of things to try.

    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
  • MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
    Those look great! Now I want to make those too.
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    nice looking bread... I'll have to give it a try
    context is important :)
  • RE: bottom vs. top browning, try removing the lid a little earlier in the baking. I sometimes flip the loaf over (using tongs) if the top looks especially pale.
  • MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
    Good advice. I'll try that next time if it's too pale again. Wife just called to say how much she loved it as toast. Looks like I'll be making it again. So easy too.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Mudflap, nice loaf of bread! :) Nothing like toast from a homemade loaf of bread.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Looks great!!
    My first was the "Onion Garlic Dutch Oven Bread" found in the recipes -- i use two chopped onions and a whole head of chopped garlic --no wheat germ and it is so good, i never bake anything but that ! I bake two loaves a week!
  • Looks great! Just bought a DO a couple of weeks ago and want to try this. Two questions:

    What was your temp?
    Did you pre-heat the DO when stabilizing the egg - or does the DO go on cold?
  • MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
    Thanks. Egg temp was 450 and yes, I put the dutch oven on when bringing up to temp so it is pre heated.

    Next time I'm going to flip the platesetter over so the bottom of the DO isn't in contact with it. The bottom was a little more done than I'd like. I'm hoping that helps. Here's the recipe I followed. I went with the oven recipe obviously.
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