21 Oct 2017

Thermomix Casserole Dish Baked Bread

Casserole Baked Bread

The crust on this bread took me by surprise! One of the ladies on the Thermomix forum gave me a few hints and tips on how to bake bread in a casserole dish and for my first attempt I was more than a tad pleased. I think on this occasion the crust was the star rather than the crumb but homemade bread doesn't have to be perfect. Even though I say so myself, that crust is amazing.

Sliced Casserole Baked Bread

This is one of my 'go to' recipes and it works for me!

You will need: large Le Creuset casserole

500g Strong White Flour
1 sachet Easy Bake Dried Yeast
300g cold water
20g caster sugar
20g soft butter
10g salt

Pour 300g water into the TM jug and add the yeast. 2 mins/37/Speed 2.
Add the remaining ingredients to the jug.
Knead for 4 minutes.
Prove for 1 hour in the jug.
Prepare the casserole by lining it with a double layer of baking paper, grease and heavily flour.
Cover the knob of the lid with foil.
Remove the risen dough from the jug, knock back and shape into either a round or oblong.
Place the shaped dough into the lined casserole and rise until nearly double in size.
Holding the baking parchment gently remove from the casserole and put to one side. Flour the dough well to prevent a skin forming.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Now place the empty casserole dish with the lid in place into the oven to heat for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the heated casserole from the oven. Taking great care remove the lid.
Using oven gloves gently lower the greaseproof paper, complete with the risen and shaped dough , into the very  hot casserole dish. Place the lid back on.
Bake with lid on for 30 minutes then remove the lid and cook for a further 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place the baked bread onto a wire rack to cool.

Crusty Casserole Baked Bread