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Apr
4
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
I could still use parchment paper so it covers just the bottom of the pan, but am still concerned about potential health hazards if it burns...
Apr
4
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
I reseasoned the pan with 6 coats of flaxseed, and greased with safflower oil before baking. Still sticks. I guess I'm out of options
Apr
2
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
Good point on degasing. My most airy bread so far has been the one rising in the pan.
Apr
2
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Apr
2
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
Well, the packaging states paper should not be used in temps above 220C. And I rather not eat bread infused with paper remains and fumes :) Besides, the crust is a bit cindery after baking - I like it this way.
Apr
2
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
I have done that with cast iron dutch oven, and it would still stick (although not as much). I am almost done re-seasoning all my cast iron with flaxseed oil, and will try it again to see if it made any difference...
Mar
29
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Mar
29
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
I guess I'll try to re-season the pan, and use flaxseed oil this time. Also, I wonder if shortening instead of oil (for baking, not seasoning) would work better?
Mar
29
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
I use half cup of honey for 7 cups of flour. The bread tastes great. It does not stick to parchment, but I cant use parchment for oven temps exceeding 220C
Mar
28
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
Good tips, thanks! I dont think I can use parchment as my initial bake is at 290C/550F. Does it matter what oil I use?
Mar
28
comment How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
Yes, cast iron. I was pre-seasoned when I bought it, and I re-seasoned it once myself.
Mar
28
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Mar
28
asked How to prevent bread sticking to cast iron pan?
Feb
21
comment Is there a releaseable mold/pan for bread?
Thanks Anne! Amazon has quite a selection of bread baskets as well. My only concern would be flattening the loaf as it gets transferred from the basket to oven
Feb
20
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Feb
20
accepted Is there a releaseable mold/pan for bread?
Feb
20
comment Is there a releaseable mold/pan for bread?
I can do that with low/moderate hydration bread. I want high-hydration dough but still keep the free-form loaf factor :)
Feb
20
comment Is there a releaseable mold/pan for bread?
This is no-knead bread. I leave it to rise overnight, refrigerate, form loaf, and let it rest before baking. Forming the loaf compresses the bread somewhat, so I rest it before baking - which in turn causes loaf to lose shape. I want to hold that shape during resting time
Feb
20
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