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Can I.... Clay pot question

AlaskanShepherdess's picture
AlaskanShepherdess

Can I.... Clay pot question

Can I put a glass bread pan in a clay pot when I bake my bread?

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Mini Oven

If the clay is pre-heated, you might want to lay some toothpicks on the bottom to slow heat transfer to a cold glass dish and reduce the chance of heat stress on the spots that directly touch the hot clay.

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AlaskanShepherdess

Thanks, mine has an uneven bottom (a romertopf chicken pot) so would corn meal or rice or something work as well?

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Mini Oven

Just remember to throw the grains out after baking.  (compost)  I tried using some baked grains (pie shell weight kept in a jar for that reason) and they never softened up after hours of soaking and cooking.  The joke was on me when I figured it out!   :)

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AnnaInMD

the Römertopf?  Why not just line it with parchment paper if you are worried about chicken taste transfer.