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10 % Whole Grain Rye Sourdough on Big Green Egg

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Dave12's picture
Dave12

10 % Whole Grain Rye Sourdough on Big Green Egg

I absolutely love my egg.  This is only the second time I've baked bread in the egg and I'm pleased with the outcome.

I got the egg because I liked the idea of making/baking the bread in a more "natural`manner and I haven`t got up the energy to build a full blown wood-fired brick oven.`

I put the bread on when the temperature reads 520 F and bake it for about 23 - 27 minutes depending on the size.  I take the loaf out when the internal temperature is over 202 F. 

I have one question!  Why is there localized  burning on the bottom It`s almost as though one particular area of the pizza stone gets hot enough to char the bread.  I will try baking at a lower temp next time and see what happens.

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SourdoLady

Are you using a platesetter with your pizza stone? We have an Egg and before we started using the platesetter we found that pretty much everything cooked too hot on the bottom.

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Dave12

Thank you for responding.

Yes! I'm using the platesetter (legs down) with the grill on top of it with a pizza stone on the grill.  As I'm writing I'm thinking maybe excess heat is being transfered through the grill into the stone and charring the bread.  Perhaps platesetter with legs up and pizza stone on the legs will be a better bet.  Otherwise lowering the temp?  What do you think?

 

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Nominingi

I'm so glad to have found this thread. My husband has an Egg and I was wondering if one can bake bread in a Dutch oven in the Egg?

 

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Dave12

Although I've never tried it, I don't see why it can't be done.  At the same time, I'm not sure of any advantage to using a dutch oven in an an egg vs using one in a regular oven/range.   I believe the purpose of the Dutch Oven is to contain the steam from the raw loaf and create a humid environment which limits the drying of the breads exterior to allow for greater freedom to expand during the initial bake.  That being said I can appreciate the satisfaction of being outside with my egg baking bread using any technique... I'm sure it will turn out as good if not better as if baked in a kitchen oven.  keep me posted.