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covered roaster + poaching pod = steam

Bred Maverick's picture
Bred Maverick

covered roaster + poaching pod = steam

This is such a Straightforward, effectiveway to add steam.  

 I popped two ice cubes into a poaching pod.

I baked these two boules at 475 oven, 10 minutes, Opened the cover, removed the pod, covered for 20 minutes, uncovered with lowered temperature to 450°

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trailrunner

I mean HOT !!  I don't know what a poaching pod is but a custard cup etc would work as well and I have TONS of those. Great idea ! That's why TFL is so great. c love to see finished product. 

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trailrunner

My old old old one is more rounded and has the lift out liner for when you want to do a large roast or bird. Yours looks more rectangular. I would love to get one like yours. Thank you and great ideas. c

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Bred Maverick

 I was hoping to download a picture, but the photo is on top of this  posting box and I cannot get it to insert. it says "media browser"  with the JPEG number. Very frustrating 

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leslieruf

would never have thought to use them this way!  is silicon ok at 475°f? no damage to the pod?

great idea!

Leslie

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Bred Maverick

 NO damage to the pod (Which I use to microwave eggs) at 475 degrees

 I prefer using the silicon pod to my glass custard bowls because I can easily use tongs to remove the pod after 5- 10 minutes of steaming.

 

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trailrunner

thank you for the link to the roaster. I don't remove the cup since it is only having 2 ice cubes in it and they are gone by the time the 20 min is up. So they can just stay in there. Only thing would be the 500 degree temp that I start at. Will have to check on that. could use metal cup I have lots of those as well. Thank you and great loaves. c

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Bred Maverick

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Bred Maverick

Sorry, this  upside down photo is the best I can do...had to choose landscape view.  for whatever reason, inserting the photo on this website is not user-friendly

This is a lovely full flavored SD bread. I opted to make two loaves instead of one. The flours include medium whole wheat, white rye, dark rye, and buckwheat.

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2tattered

Great way to bake two loaves, and easier than two hot pots. Thanks for the links!