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Baking Bread Without an Oven

baking breadMost of us have tried baking bread at one time or another.  Now baking bread is not particularly hard, especially when you have a modern oven or bread machine.  But how do you cook your bread when you don’t have an oven.  Try baking bread in an iron saucepan or pressure cooker.

This will work with any heavy cooking saucepan and lid.  A pressure cooker or a Dutch oven will work well.  I would recommend that it be at least a four-quart saucepan.  This method can be done on a range top, Coleman stove or over an open fire.

First, get your ingredients together

  • One tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups of warm water
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One and a half cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 cups white or unbleached flour

Start by greasing the inside of your pan and then lightly dust with flour, a four quart pan works great for the above quantities of ingredients.   …

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Baking Bread, Oops!

baking breadHave you been baking bread and have various problems occur.  The following are the solutions to some common problems that you may have while baking bread.

  • Poor Shape prior to cooking, uneven tops with lumps and bulges, ok so don’t get mad just re-knead the bread so it’s molded right for the pan.
  • Top crust cracked: Too much flour used during kneading and shaping.  Lightly dust countertop with pinches of flour before kneading.  Do not use an excessive amount when shaping.  Bread cooled too rapidly.
  • Cracks on side and top of loaf: Dough may be to stiff or under kneaded.
  • Poor Texture: Crumbly Bread: usually because of to much flour being added or letting the dough rise too much which causes lightness.
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