Dave and Shawn’s Dutch Oven Bread

We decided to experiment with bread baking a little today. Dave has been looking at bread recipes that could be cooked in a dutch oven over a campfire. We found a good recipe and then tweaked it for our own tastes. We then made two loaves using the same recipe. The first we cooked in the dutch oven and the second we cooked on the pizza stone. Delicious bread recipe with slight texture differences due to the method of cooking. Next step will be to try it over the campfire or maybe in the fireplace…

Dave and Shawn’s Dutch Oven Bread

3 cups flour
1 tsp yeast
1 tbs sugar
1 ½ cup water
¾ stick butter
1 tbs garlic salt

Proof the yeast, w little warm water + yeast + sugar = wait 10 minutes or so.

Mix flour and water and salt, melt butter and add yeast mix to dough. Add flour or water to get nice gooey consistency, should almost stick to the bowl or your fingers.

Let rise for ½ hour, punch down, let rise again for ½ hour, punch down.

Line dutch oven with foil, spray with cooking oil. Put cookie pan onto lower shelf of oven, put about a quarter cup of water to add to humidity. Place dough into dutch oven, lightly sprinkle some garlic salt onto top, cover dutch oven and bake for 1 hour. Open lid for last 10 minutes to brown the top.

Delicious with butter….Yum!

The second loaf we did the same way but baked it on the pizza stone instead of in the dutch oven. It made a crustier loaf. Very yummy!