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Bread baking on an Egg

bearcat Posts: 41
Hi all

I have been getting set up to bake more bread during these crazy times. I have a WFO and a medium egg. I usually bake in the WFO but realized the egg is more sensible for making one loaf at a time. 

So I got a sourdough started. I have flour. I have Dutch ovens. I am now wondering how to best set up my egg for baking. Should I just put the Dutch oven on the plate setter? Or do I need something in between. I have in the past made apple pie in the egg. I think I put a coil of foil between my pie and the plate setter to keep the bottom from burning. Bread baking calls for higher temps. Any suggestions? 


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  • xfire_ATX
    xfire_ATX Posts: 1,123
    I set up raised indirect and put my DO directly on the grate.

    I put DO in egg while I settle the temp
    I drop the Dough into the DO on parchment
    I pull the lid with ~7 min left in bake

    I use same process when I make it in the Oven
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  • bearcat
    bearcat Posts: 41
    Ok thank you for responding so quickly! 

    Does raised indirect mean the plate setter legs up and the grate on top? 
  • mickyb55
    mickyb55 Posts: 5
    I sometimes bake bread in my large. I don’t use a Dutch oven. I use the set up I use for pizza which is, Plate setter legs down, 3 balls of tinfoil on top of that with a pizza stone on the tinfoil. I use a peel to transfer the bread to into the egg and bake at about 180 -200 for 25 to 30 mins. 
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  • SciAggie
    SciAggie Posts: 6,481
    This thread can provide a load of information. Join the conversation there if you are interested.
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  • bearcat
    bearcat Posts: 41
    Thank you all! Hopefully I will attempt this in the next few days. Right now attempting danish sourdough rye in my counter top oven.. I have better cooking tools outside than in...
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,951
    if you want to add steam at the beginning of the cook

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