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Dutch Oven Bread (crunchy crust) *** WARNING - THIS BREAD NEEDS 12 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT TO RISE!!!



Dutch Oven Bread


  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
  • 350 g cool water
  • 500 g Baker's Flour
  • 3 tablespoons EXTRA baker's flour
  • 6
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  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

  1. NOTE- You will need a 20cm (2.4L) or 22cm (3.3L) cast-iron pot with lid for optimal results for this recipe.

    Add rosemary to bowl and chop 3 secs. speed 9 (you can skip this step for plain bread)

    Add remaining ingredients and knead for 2 minutes.

    Remove the bowl from the Thermomix and set aside leaving the dough in the Thermomix bowl FOR 12 HOURS OR IDEALLY OVERNIGHT. (I covered the bowl with my Thermomat to make sure the dough didn't escape.)
  2. After rising ...
  3. Knead Dough mode for 2 minutes.

    Place about 1 tablespoon of flour onto a Thermomat and place dough on top.

    Roll the dough in the flour and shape into a ball, wrap in the Thermomat and leave in a warm place to rise for 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size.

    HINT: if you have a Thermoserver, 3/4 fill it with boiling water and place dough (in Thermomat or bowl) on top to help it rise.

    Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius after about 1 hour of the dough's rising time.

    Place a 20cm (2.4L) or 22cm (3.3L) cast-iron pot with lid in the oven for 15 minutes.

    Remove using oven gloves and dust a little flour on the bottom (about 1 - 2 tablespoons).

    Add the dough to the Dutch oven and bake 35 - 40 minutes.

    Remove the lid and bake for an extra 10 minutes.

    I found this recipe in Home Beautiful and have modified it to fit into the Thermomix.



You can make two loaves (do not double quantities).

If you don't have a (second) Thermomat you could place the dough in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap (to stop it sticking) and a towel to keep the dough warm.

After the first loaf has cooked, remove it then place the dough for the second loaf in and cook as above.

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  • I often make bread using this cooking method....

    Submitted by Cornelia1958 on 8. May 2018 - 09:56.

    I often make bread using this cooking method. It’s much easier if you shape your dough on a large piece of baking paper and just lift into the hot pot with the paper. I usually spray my baking paper with oil and lightly dust with flour to make removing it from cooked loaf easier.

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  • I'm going to try this on the weekend for Mother's...

    Submitted by mrscroft on 8. May 2018 - 06:28.

    I'm going to try this on the weekend for Mother's Day. Will post when again when I've savoured this tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I’m keen to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    Submitted by jmccann31 on 7. May 2018 - 13:36.

    I’m keen to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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