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Old 02-11-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Dough - buy it or make it?

I'm curious what everyone does as far as dough, does everyone buy it at the store or make it from flour yeast, etc?

I'm talking dough for pizza, bread, whatever :)

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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For bread, I either make it myself or buy it already made. Commercially made bread dough is not very good, IMO.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
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I make it every once in a while (not often enough for HH), but because I work most days it's easier to buy bread already made - there's some pretty good breads out there these days. And I don't plan on making any puff pastry from scractch anytime soon.
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For bread, I either make it myself or buy it already made. Commercially made bread dough is not very good, IMO.
Do you use a bread machine? I heard of baking bread in a cast iron pan and that sounded delicious
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hiya, machx - you didn't ask me, but I can tell you that making cornbread in a CI skillet is VERY delicious!
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hiya, machx - you didn't ask me, but I can tell you that making cornbread in a CI skillet is VERY delicious!

That sounds delicious... I can imagine it being soft inside and crusty outside.... is it dinner time yet??? lol

do you have a recipe or general gist of how you do it? Thanks!
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Do you use a bread machine? I heard of baking bread in a cast iron pan and that sounded delicious
No. I make it either totally by hand or with my Kitchenaid mixer or food processor.

There are several no-kead bread recipes out there that rae foolproof and excellent.

I bake most of my bread in a Le Creuset french oven -- coated cast iron.
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That sounds delicious... I can imagine it being soft inside and crusty outside.... is it dinner time yet??? lol

do you have a recipe or general gist of how you do it? Thanks!
it's pretty yummy. I make it various ways - sometimes from scratch (read the instructions on the corn meal bag) and sometimes using the Jiffy mix, which is perfectly acceptable stuff, IMO. My little trick is to preheat the skillet in the oven with some bacon grease in it - about a tablespoon or so - to coat the bottom of the skillet before you put the batter in.
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long time bread baker here, have made it about every way known to man/woman....now days use the bread machine, oven, and the no knead method, usually with all whole wheat flour
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it's pretty yummy. I make it various ways - sometimes from scratch (read the instructions on the corn meal bag) and sometimes using the Jiffy mix, which is perfectly acceptable stuff, IMO. My little trick is to preheat the skillet in the oven with some bacon grease in it - about a tablespoon or so - to coat the bottom of the skillet before you put the batter in.

I have to pick up some bacon soon... My most recent thing was I tossed all my teflon and bought a cast iron skillet, cast iron griddle, and cast iron dutch oven. Love them! This sounds like another great use for them
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