Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dutch Oven Bread and a giveaway

Dutch oven bread sounds really intriguing doesn't it? To make it in a Dutch oven is a pretty neat idea. Jim Lahey is the one who really popularized this bread and it sent off many interpretations. I love how ideas roll like that down the slope, picking up momentum as they roll. A brainstorming continuum. Love it. Imagine what we could do if we all put our creative minds together for the greater good of all.

I know, I know, it's about bread but like my gardening I can't help but draw larger conclusions or think about it as analogy. Its just how my mind works. Like when I pick out weeds in my garden to make it beautiful. How I can pick out "weedy" thoughts in my mind to make it more beautiful as well.

Dutch Oven Bread
I was inspired by this post here.

1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cool water
1 tablespoon kosher salt
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon yeast

Measure one cup of flour out in a bowl sitr in salt and yeast, mix. Add in the wet ingredients and stir rapidly. Add the remainder of the flour and stir until its completely mixed. I used my hands mixing it right in the bowl. Place finished dough in a oiled bowl and cover. Let rise for 15 to 24 hours.

Remove from bowl and shape it into a bal, pulling the sides downa nd to the bottom and pinch it in place. Put the seam side down on a sheet or peel with corn meal dusted on it. Let rise for about two hours.

Preheat oven to 475F with your dutch oven inside. Once the temperature has been reached remove your pot from the oven and carefully slide in your bread. Cover the dutch oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove lid and bake 20 to 30 minutes more. When it is a golden brown, remove from the oven. Take out of dutch oven at once and place on a rack to cool.

And now the giveaway...

I am happy to tell you the good news about my giveaway. The good people at CSN Stores offered this beautiful mini processor to one of my readers.

Here's is how it works.

You must reside in Canada or US, sorry guys.

Enter one comment below (duplicate entries will be deleted) telling me what your favorite bread is. Including a link or recipe is great but not necessary.

If you post about this giveaway on your blog, use the words:

Pull up one of your counterstools and head over to Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness to enter into a great giveaway!

Next, enter again, stating you have posted about the giveaway. If you post this on your blog you get to enter the contest twice.

Deadline for contest is Wednesday March 16th at midnight.

If the mini chopper is not your thing, I think we can get you something similar, within the price range.

Full Disclosure: CSN stores are providing this giveaway prize. I purchased nothing and will receive no money or prizes personally.


Topher said...

Bread with a really thick Cinnamon swirl through out. Don't know if you've ever heard of Great Harvest Bread Company but they make great sweet breads.

Thanks for the giveaway


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Moonfairy said...

My favorite has always been sourdough, or any kind of Garlic cheese bread, YUMMY!

Joie de vivre said...

Laurie, I have to agree with Moonfairy and say sourdough! I follow this blog called Mark's Black Pot where he makes all of his things in an ACTUAL Dutch oven (the one with legs that you heat with charcoal!) His last post was on Dutch oven bread too. I'll post the link to his recipe so you can check it out.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

"Dutch oven bread sounds really intriguing doesn't it?"

Oh, yeah!

Carla said...

How kind of you to post this giveaway!! My favorite bread is just a simple loaf of French bread.

Elaine said...

My mom's Onion Bread, mouthwatering now as I type.

sphinx63 said...

My favorite bread is French Bread. I love the crusty outside and the soft inside. Thanks!

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DanaMc said...

I love fruit bread - cimmamon with lots of dried fruit. Yum!
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JC said...

My favorite bread raisin cinnamon.

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JC said...


Shooting Stars Mag said...

the breadsticks from olive garden. But in general, I just really like white bread. Not very exciting but it's great.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Chow and Chatter said...

oh I need to put my bread in the dutch oven

grace said...

weedy thoughts, eh? i have a few of those from time to time. :)
great giveaway! my favorite bread-type creation is the cinnamon roll. no contest. :)

Lucy..♥ said...

My favorite by far is Sourdough bread, my starter always ready & waiting to go. Coming in a strong 2nd is Jim Lahey's Challah and of course the Ciabatta. Recently made Pizza bread from the sourdough, basically it's a bread that's shaped like a large doughnut..... it's all about the crust!! YUM!

Ingrid said...

Yay, baby! I need one of these. I have a big one but who wants to mess with cleaning it when I don't have to.

Well, I wish I could tell you the name of my fave bread but I don't know it...salami pepper Italian bread?

I'm going to try your dutch oven bread. Pssst, don't tell anyone but I'm making homemade brioche this weekend! Can you believe, me? Crazy, right?!! Will you put in a nice word for me with the bread baking gods? :)

kat said...

I got on a real kick making this dutch oven bread for a while then got on the 5 Minutes a Day wagon. My favorite bread is probably the roasted garlic spelt bread in Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

The Blonde Duck said...

I must make this bread! I am so curious!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This is one amazing bread Lori and u sure do have a fantastic giveaway.....

Barbara Bakes said...

I love quick breads like pumpkin chocolate chip! What a fun bread recipe!

edmontonjb said...

My favorite is banana bread but unfortunately my thighs don't like it near as much as my mouth does.


Mary said...

Your bread looks wonderful, Lori. It sounds intriguing. I hope you get a gazzilion people for your drawing.

suburban prep said...

I love French Bread.
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Katy ~ said...

Ooooh, that bread looks good. I still haven't tried that recipe yet, though I have seen it around. Some day...too stuck in my traditions, I think.

My favorite bread? Oh gosh. There are so many that I love, and I do mean love..french bread, garlic knots, plain ole white bread, cinnamon raisin, sourdough...nope can't choose just one.

I'm not entering the giveaway, though it is FABULOUS and you are a gem for hosting it. Just wanted to express my thanks!

Taste of Beirut said...


This bread and the method to make it are just too tempting; I am going to have to make it!

Tiff said...

I love warm sourdough bread with sweet butter.

Ronda said...

I'm trying this recipe tonight, as we speak.
It is for a no-knead bread recipe.

LittleRed said...

There was an episode on America's Test Kitchen on a modification of this very recipe (I think)that I have been planning to make for the last two months. It sure looks good! I've just been wondering if my dutch oven is large enough for it?? My very favourite bread is a braided Finnish Coffee bread (Pulla) that is mildly sweet and flavoured with yummy cardammon, there are plenty of recipes around, but this is the one I use as I can make the dough in the bread machine
Thanks for the lovely giveaway:)

jastembo said...

currently my favorite bread is oatmeal w/ bluberries and cranberries. though that could be because it is available in the kitchen calling my name right now :)

carmen said...

My favorite bread is corn bread!