Clay Pot Breads
i have recently made 2 breads using a clay pot baker (romertopt). i was inspired by mini oven's post about green earth clay bread bakers.
the first loaf was processed in my welbilt bread maker on the dough cycle.
the 2nd loaf was processed using my food proceesor for the initial mixing/kneading & then following the directions for floydm's 'your first loaf - a primer...'
as you may notice, i have never met a recipe the i didn't want to tweak. i made some additions to the first - whole caraway seed; the second - whole caraway seed, whole flax seed, ground sesame seed, ground flax seed. i also used 1/2 ap flour & 1/2 bread flour.
my husband & i love the flavor & texture of the bread baked in the clay pot cooker. i will attempt to attach pics of each.
thank you floydm & minioven for your recipes & inspiration.
i'll attempt to attach again
you have some wonderful bread.
my husband is enjoying a sandwich of turkey, ham, onion & provolone cheese w/ blue cheese drsg & brown mustard from the 2nd loaf along with a bowl of homemade tomato soup as i type this response.
thank you for the compliment on the bread
Question, did you soak your clay pot before using ? or use it like cast iron pots? I was apprehensive due to maufacturer's instruction (to soak and place in cold oven). TIA!
Check out Eric's latest video on Breadtopia where he uses a Romertopf and places it dry to preheat in the oven - he even comments on it. Good looking rye loaf too, A.
do you have the link? i couldn't find anything re romertopf placed dry in an oven
Hi Claudia, just go to Breadtopia.com and look for the latest video on his sourdough rye bread. Sorry I don't know how to give a link, A.
i soak my clay pot & lid for ~ 15 min per instructions. the manufacturer states that if you do not soak both & place in a cold oven b4 cooking you run the risk of cracking the clay pot.