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Dutch oven cooking tips?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Badfish740, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    I'm fully expecting to have no power by this evening, but I have a good sized Dutch oven that will just fit into the wood furnace, which I'll be firing up. Once the house is warm and I have a good coal bed going, I'd like to try cooking in it. Post your best Dutch oven recipes and cooking tips!

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  2. Tuneighty

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    Getting supper on ...
  4. woodchip

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    Biggest problem you might find with using your dutch oven inside the furnace is the heat you'll be creating inside the furnace if it's your only source of power.
    I'd try to use it like Tuneighty and put it on top if possible.
    If you let the coals die down, it is also possible to cook bread inside the firebox area, if you can push the coals over to one side and make bread just using self raising flour, salt, water, and some fat.
    Pizzas are an easy step on from there.........

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    That little pizza was cooked in our firebox after we pushed the hot coals over to one side.

    Good luck, let us know how you get along, don't go hungry or cold, that's when things get hard..........
  5. Tuneighty

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    Thanks for the ideas woodchip. Another option would be Mountain Pie Makers, aka Pie Irons. We use them heavily when camping. Stromboli, sausage gravy in between biscuits, cornbread mix with a bit of chili, then top it with more cornbread mix. I have even made bagels in them whilst camping.

    http://www.pieiron.com/
  6. woodchip

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    Always happy to help!

    With fire irons, you'll be ok for making pannini's too then..... :)

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