There is nothing better than freshly baked bread! And of course I don't mean baking a baguette from the supermarket in the oven. I mean baking your own bread from scratch. A while ago I came across a video in which a loaf of bread was baked in a Dutch Oven. A cast iron pan with lid, which can be placed on the BBQ. Of course I had to try it. And I can tell you: you want to try this too, because this is really delicious! It takes quite some time to rise, but the taste and crispy crust are so good. I'm going to make this more often for sure!
- 11 grams Dried Yeast
- 320 milliliters Lukewarm Water
- 350 grams Flour (plus extra)
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
- BBQ with Lid
- Dutch Oven or Cast iron pan with Lid
- Damp Dish Towel
- Put the lukewarm water in a bowl and add the yeast. Cover with a cloth or plate and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, take a mixing bowl and add the flour and salt. Mix this together and make a hole in the middle, where the water can be poured in.
- After 10 minutes, add the water and yeast mixture and stir all ingredients well with a spatula. Now cover the bowl with a damp dish towel and place in a warm and draft-free place to rise for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, remove the dish towel from the bowl and scoop the dough inwards along the edges with your spatula, so that you sort of knead it through. Then cover the bowl with the dish towel and let it rest for 1.5 hours.
- Fire up the BBQ and prepare it for indirect heat at 230 degrees Celsius (446 Fahrenheit).
- After 1.5 hours, flour your work surface with some flour and take your dough from the bowl. It looks more like a batter than a bread dough, but that's okay. Also flour the dough and knead briefly. In the meantime, clean the mixing bowl and then brush it with the sunflower oil. Put your dough into the bowl and cover again with the dish towel for another 1 hour to rise.
- In the meantime, place the Dutch Oven or cast iron pan with lid on your BBQ grid and close the BBQ with the lid.
- After an hour, remove the pan from the BBQ and flour the inside a little. Take your dough from the bowl and put it on the bottom of the pan. Lightly flour the top of your bread and put the lid on the pan.
- Put the pan back on the BBQ and close the BBQ with the lid. First bake your bread for 30 minutes, then remove the lid from the pan and bake the bread for another 15 minutes.
- Now remove your pan from the BBQ and turn it over a cutting board, so that the bread falls out. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes and then cut it into slices. Serve with a homemade herb butter, aioli or tapenade. Enjoy your meal!