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02-20-2013, 12:57 AM
Its not a dutch oven but it is cast iron so here goes.

Got this recipe from a very nice person over at the bradley forums.
Gave it a try and here is how it came out.

Crusty Bread

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast(Rapid Rise works for me)
1 1/2 cups water

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. Overnight works great. DO NOT REFRIGERATE! Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Very sticky, flour hands. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Added notes:
I was in a hurry so didn't shape...just plopped in. I added 1 diced jalapeno and about a cup of med cheddar shredded. I always shred my own cheese so I don't know how pre shred works. You can really add what you want. One of our favorites is pecans and dried cherries. Do not over do the added cheese...no more than 1 1/4 cup per batch. This recipe can be doubled.

Mixed up a batch yesterday

Added a cup of this

Put in the oven over night with the light on, don't know why but mom always did that :)
And out it came this morning.

Formed it into the crusty bread ball

Flop that into a cast iron pot and into the oven

Out of the oven and cooling off

Sliced open for testing. Yes this is good stuff. Thank You for posting this SiFumar. I have tried making bread before but this is very easy to do.

02-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Hell Yes I could take that on!!:thumbs up::thumbs up:

02-20-2013, 07:57 AM
Looks good

02-20-2013, 02:30 PM
some good fresh butter to spread would be nice for a cold day like today. I'm gonna try this. Love me some bread.

02-20-2013, 08:14 PM
Nice! I haven't really tried to make Bread yet. But it may be time to do so! :cheers2: