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Dutch Oven Bread

Recipe Created For
Dutch Oven
Main Ingredient
Bread
Cook Time
Over 2 hrs.
Serving Size
6-8

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Le CreusetDutch Oven Bread
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (12)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Distributes heat evenly (5)
  • Retains heat (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Elaborate meals (4)
  • Gifts (3)
  • Simple meals (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cook (8), Casual cook (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Add 2 tsp of salt for best results

I agree with other reviewers that the instructions on this recipe are somewhat vague- However, do not be intimidated. This French bread is delicious! The recipe only specified "salt"...Read complete review

I agree with other reviewers that the instructions on this recipe are somewhat vague- However, do not be intimidated. This French bread is delicious! The recipe only specified "salt" not how much salt. I followed the salt to flour ratio listed on the King Arthur website, (1/2 teaspoon salt per cup of flour) adding 2 teaspoons of salt to the dough and the bread turned out perfectly. For those that are especially sodium sensitive, perhaps omit the salted crust step in the recipe. I baked this bread in a Le Creuset 9qt round oven for the recommended 30 minutes. It's worth noting that after removing the oven lid, I continued to bake the loaf for an additional 20 minutes (until it sounded hollow when tapped). The finished loaf had, (and I mean HAD because my gluttonous? glutenous? boyfriend and I have already devoured it) a brown crunchy crust cloaking a fragrantly delicate white interior. This kind of crust is really only possible if the bread is baked in a French/Dutch oven or in an industrial oven that has a steam feature. Enjoy the professional results! Use this bread to mop up soups and sauces or simply build an epic sandwich.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More details please

The recipe says Combine the flour, water, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer...
How much salt though? That does not appear to actually be mentioned anywhere...Read complete review

The recipe says Combine the flour, water, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer...
How much salt though? That does not appear to actually be mentioned anywhere in the recipe.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oil!

By 

from Pittsburgh

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

Make sure to really oil the cast iron well before you put the dough in or else you might end up with delicious bread stuck to the pot! (I didn't use my lecreuset for this- maybe that's the trick :)

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection!

By 

from Woodbury, MN

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

My new favorite! This bread was amazing! I used King Aurthor bread flour and two teaspoonsteaspoons of sea salt as the other reviewers suggested (besides a sprinkling on top before baking). I also used warm water even though the recipe didnt specify. I baked it for an additional 15 minutes after the lid came off. It really turned out just as mouth watering as the picture. Thank you to all the previous reviewers who posted their tips, it really helped! I would like to note this bread should be ripped, not sliced! Its just better that way. Enjoy!

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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smashing Success!

By 

from Austin, TX

About Me Avid Cook

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

Awesome recipe and technique. I made this bread recipe for a make your own grilled cheese party and it was a big hit. Everyone died over the crunchy crust and pillow soft insides. Not doughy in the middle, not overcooked. Came out dead on balls perfect first try.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible!!

By 

from Mckinney, TX

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Pros

  • Distributes Heat Evenly
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Handle Stays Cool
  • Heats Quickly
  • Retains Heat

Cons

  • Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses

  • Elaborate Meals
  • Gifts
  • Large Kitchens
  • Simple Meals
  • Small Kitchens

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

I made this bread for the first time today and I can't get over how amazing it turned out to be! I would think this was made a a pro bakery if I didn know better. The crust was crisp and tasty. The dough was not heavy nor too light. Just perfect! And I had read from others on the salt so I made sure I had enough. The taste is superb and I will never make any other French bread. Perfect!!! My Dutch oven is my favorite piece to cook with and it is well worth what I paid and more!!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

French Oven Bread

By 

from Fraser Valley, BC

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Distributes Heat Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Retains Heat

Cons

  • Handle Gets Hot

Best Uses

  • Versitile For Any Cook

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

As another reviewer said, you can only get crust like this with a steam oven, or....with this fantastic French oven. Mine took 15 minutes after the lid comes off to be done., and I used 2 teaspoons of salt. I gave it an extra 5 minutes
of kneading in my machine for a total of 15 minutes, the texture was so authentic I can't get over it...you won't be disappointed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Success!

By 

from High Point, NC

About Me Casual Cook

Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

I am a novice bread baker. This was my second time using this recipe. The first time I did not let the bread knead the full 10 minutes in the mixer. The loaf turned out small and dense. On my second try, I followed the the recipe exactly. What a difference. The finished product looked just like the picture. Wow! what a beautiful loaf, yeasty and delicious. I used my 5 1/2 quart French oven. I used 2 teaspoons of salt as recommended by another commenter. It was perfect.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Add 2 tsp of salt for best results

By 

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Professional Crust

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Versatile Bread

    Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

    I agree with other reviewers that the instructions on this recipe are somewhat vague- However, do not be intimidated. This French bread is delicious! The recipe only specified "salt" not how much salt. I followed the salt to flour ratio listed on the King Arthur website, (1/2 teaspoon salt per cup of flour) adding 2 teaspoons of salt to the dough and the bread turned out perfectly. For those that are especially sodium sensitive, perhaps omit the salted crust step in the recipe. I baked this bread in a Le Creuset 9qt round oven for the recommended 30 minutes. It's worth noting that after removing the oven lid, I continued to bake the loaf for an additional 20 minutes (until it sounded hollow when tapped). The finished loaf had, (and I mean HAD because my gluttonous? glutenous? boyfriend and I have already devoured it) a brown crunchy crust cloaking a fragrantly delicate white interior. This kind of crust is really only possible if the bread is baked in a French/Dutch oven or in an industrial oven that has a steam feature. Enjoy the professional results! Use this bread to mop up soups and sauces or simply build an epic sandwich.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome, delicious bread

    By 

    from Canada

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    Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

    Wonderful crusty bread recipe. I didn't change the handle on my French oven lid and nothing bad happened to it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!

    By 

    from Redlands, CA

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    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

    I made this recipe last night and it was a hit. It did make a big loaf but I can't complain because it was all gone. I also added some chopped up Rosemary before I mixed it in my mixer and it added a subtle hint of Rosemary. It wasn't over powering at all. I used my 7 1/4 round french oven to make it and it came out great. I did switch my knob to the metal knob with no limit as well. Can't wait to make it again.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful bread recipe

    By 

    from Washington, D.C.

    About Me Avid Cook

    Comments about Le Creuset Dutch Oven Bread:

    I made this bread for last year's family Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! It took a little bit of time but was worth the effort--it was so beautiful and delicious! My French husband even gave it the highest bread compliments (he's had trouble finding "truly good" bread here in the States). I'll be making again this year.

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