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Artisan bread in a Dutch Oven

 
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PostPosted: Thursday 3-23-2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Artisan bread in a Dutch Oven Reply with quote

I only own one regular (no feet, round lid) Dutch Oven. I just got it from a neighbor who didn't want it because it was rusted. It's a 10" Lodge DO.

I cleaned it up and reseasoned it, and made a loaf of bread in it. I've been thinking I could get a nice hard crust on an artisan loaf by trapping the moisture from the bread inside the Dutchie.

This is what I did.

I first made the sponge.

Ingredients
1/4 tsp yeast
200 ml 115 water
1 C Stone ground wheat flour
1 C Bread Flour

Stir yeast into water until creamy. Stir in both cups of flour until firm.
Cover and store in a cool place for ~ 24 hours.

Dough Ingredients
1 tsp yeast
2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 C 115 water
4 Tbs olive oil
4 C bread flour
3 tsp kosher salt
(optional) Coarse Semolina for dusting

Stir the sugar into the water, then the yeast. Let stand until creamy. (I used a Kitchen Aid mixer with a dough hook) blend together the yeast mixture, sponge, water, oil, salt, and flour. Continue kneading for 8 minutes. The dough should be firm and clear the sides of the bowl. If not, slowly work in additional flour.

Line a medium (10") sized bowl with parchment paper leaving about 4" hanging over two sides. Put dough into bowl on top of parchment paper and cover. When the dough rises to the approximate height of the DO, score the top with a sharp knife and sprinkle the top with semolina.

Put the DO with lid in your oven and pre-heat to 450.

When heated, lift the dough out of the bowl with the parchment paper. Carefully lower the dough and parchment paper into the hot DO. Put lid on and bake for 25 min.

Remove the DO from the oven. Carefully lift the bread using the parchment paper and place the bread on the bare oven rack. Reduce heat to 400 for 20 minutes.

If you want browner bread just leave it in the DO longer. If you are unsure of your oven temps, or are unsure the bread is done at it's center, stick the done loaf with a thermometer or cake pin. It should come out free of uncooked dough when done.





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PostPosted: Friday 3-24-2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make my bread using the 5-minute method. It is very close to your recipe. One batch of dough gets me 3 three loaves. I have done it often over charcoal but at home I have an old Martha Stewart CI DO I use only for the bread.

These days I have been reduced to Whole Wheat on Dr's orders.

WHOLE WHEAT BREAD - 5 Min recipe

Whole wheat flour 26.5 oz 750 gr
Reg flour 10.5 oz 300 gr
Yeast 1 Tblsp 10 gr
Salt 1 Tblsp 15 g

Gluten 1 5/8 ox 40 gr (King Arthur Vital Wheat Gluten)
Water 4 cups 910 gr


Mix and store in fridge. Makes 3 boules.
Grapefruit size dough, shape and let rest for 30 min or while oven heats.
Slash top before baking (be creative with the design)
Oven 450 bake for 30 min, added 10-15 min with lid off to brown.

In covered Dutch Oven crust will develop. (This is good the first day but the crust will gradually get much harder to cut if it is out longer than that.)
In open oven add moisture via pan of water or spraying.

Putting shaped dough on parchment paper eliminates sticking and makes it easier to remove from the oven.

I do miss my home white sour dough bread. Sad
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PostPosted: Friday 3-24-2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmb90260 wrote:


These days I have been reduced to Whole Wheat on Dr's orders..

I do miss my home white sour dough bread. Sad


That's just wrong!

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PostPosted: Saturday 3-25-2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trapper wrote:

That's just wrong!

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Fortunately the bread tastes good and then there is pasta. It is quite good, considering it is whole wheat. Frightened Laughing
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PostPosted: Monday 3-27-2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis. Back in the 1970s I was working at a photography studio right out of college. I did a commerical shoot for a Mormon based company that made Magic Mills.

It was a grain grinder with two large stones. You could operate it by hand, or turn it with an electric motor. I bought the one we used to create their brochure.

I still have it and still buy wheat and grind it myself. There's a bunch of different kinds to choose from now. My favorite is Montana Wheat for a variety of reasons.

I'm certain this grain grinder isn't made any more, but my brother who loves yard sales, tells me they show up there from time to time. I know you like flea markets, so maybe keep an eye out for one.

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PostPosted: Monday 3-27-2017 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have never seen any thing like that grinder. I will look but I find plenty of Whole Wheat flour without grinding my own Laughing
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PostPosted: Monday 3-27-2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Trapper
I have never seen any thing like that grinder. I will look but I find plenty of Whole Wheat flour without grinding my own Laughing


Fresh ground whole wheat has a LOT more nutrients and just flat out tastes sweeter because the ground and stored whole wheat flour gives off a slightly rancid bitter bite from the germ. With fresh ground the germ doesn't have time to oxidize.
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PostPosted: Tuesday 3-28-2017 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is it.

https://youtu.be/Gbu58KbeNcA

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PostPosted: Tuesday 3-28-2017 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very cool. I would never recognized one if I had seen it. There is a Los Angeles Bread Bakers on Facebook that I belong to. I will have to post the link there and see if they are available anywhere.
Thanks Trapper


(But I am not going to grow my own wheat, I have enough work with my tomatoes and peppers. Laughing )
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PostPosted: Wednesday 3-29-2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in the heart of wheat country, so I don't ever think about growing my own. :Smile 1:

You can buy Wheat Montana wheat at Sprouts stores. I think there are many in your area.

If you want some good info about wheat, check out this site.

https://www.wheatmontana.com/faqs.php

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PostPosted: Thursday 3-30-2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Trapper! My sister-in-law has a Magic Mill, given to her by her mother. I could have had it (20+ years ago) but was in no situation to keep it. She uses hers on a weekly basis.
Question: have you ever tried using the handcrank? It looks kind of small for that job. Those machines, no longer made, routinely sell used for about $400 on Ebay.
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PostPosted: Thursday 3-30-2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldFrenchy wrote:
Hey, Trapper! My sister-in-law has a Magic Mill, given to her by her mother. I could have had it (20+ years ago) but was in no situation to keep it. She uses hers on a weekly basis.
Question: have you ever tried using the handcrank? It looks kind of small for that job. Those machines, no longer made, routinely sell used for about $400 on Ebay.


Mine's pretty beat up after 40 years of use. When my kids were still in the nest I set up a stationary bike with a pulley to grind the wheat berries. After the youngest left I only used the electric motor.

It takes a Lot of hand cranking to get even a few cups of flour.

There's one on eBay for $500 that looks new!
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