I recently bought a new cast iron Dutch Oven. It was on sale on Amazon for $35 (nope, I’m not sponsored by Amazon nor am I an Amazon affiliate) but I couldn’t resist buying it.
While I was at the cabin, I figured it was a good opportunity to use the Dutch oven in an outdoor fire pit.
So, weekend at cabin, new Dutch oven, fire pit, my love for baking bread…perfect combination. Right?
I mixed together my usual bread recipe:
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of yeast
- 1 1/2 cups of water
Mix the ingredients, let it stand for a few hours (typically over night) and then bake it at? 450° for a half hour.
Instead of baking it in the oven – onto a piece of parchment paper and into the cast iron Dutch oven and into the fire! How exciting!
I pulled the white hot coals around the Dutch oven, put the lid on, put a couple hot coals on top of the lid, and left it for half an hour.
After the half hour was up, removed the coals from the lid and opened it to.
Yeah… that may have been too hot!! And too long.
Although the bread didn’t work out – it was burned to completely black, I’ll be honest, I am looking forward to getting back to the cabin and trying again!