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Cast Iron / stoneware bakeware

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Baker Frank

Cast Iron / stoneware bakeware

Hello All

I have had much better success with the boule and ovals I bake using cast iron dutch ovens resulting in a more pronounced oven spring and a crispier crust.

I dream of making a better baguette but so far the results have been modest. Has anyone had experience using either or both cast iron or stoneware bakeware to bake baguettes? If so, I would very much like to hear about your results.

Thank you,

Frank

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Darwin

I know a few folks use the oblong roasting pans and spray bottles to keep the steam near the loaves.  I would guess this works best when a large baking stone and roasting pan 'seal' fairly well.  Graniteware makes inexpensive roasters and might be an option.

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Baker Frank

Thanks to all for sharing you thoughts and experiences.

Frank