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    I have been really getting into making bread and keep being told about making it and then baking it in a casserole dish. Has anyone tried it?

    Also, whilst Im here, I can make normal loaves but my only attempt at making a cob when it done its second rise it spread outwards and filled the baking tray. Was my mixture to thin or did I shape it in the wrong way etc?
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    OH makes Irish Soda Bread like that- works a treat! ( no lid mind!!)
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    You can bake bread in a great variety of containers. Flowerpots have been used (clay ones, very clean, of course) so I can't see any reason why a casserole dish should be a problem. Non-tin loaves often spread out rather than rise. Usually the mix is either just a bit too moist, or not kneaded enough, or possibly not strong enough flour, but sometimes the dough seems perfect, but it still spreads! Usually tastes good, so why worry?
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    thats the nice thing about home made bread; it comes in all shapes and sizes and isnt cloned to fit in a bag and on a shelf like supermarket stuff.

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    I know but I have sarcastic relatives round and I cant be doing with the "ahh bless did it not rise properly"

    So I made potato bread, in the casserole dish, it came out great except for a stupid mistake I made. I forgot what temperature the oven was on and ended up cooking it too high so the middle was still gooey but hey. I have cut off all of the outside as it is good and chucking away the gooey bit.
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    That's why I use a cake tin. Because it's metal it heats up thoroughly - I just feel more confident that it will cook ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    I know but I have sarcastic relatives round and I cant be doing with the "ahh bless did it not rise properly"

    So I made potato bread, in the casserole dish, it came out great except for a stupid mistake I made. I forgot what temperature the oven was on and ended up cooking it too high so the middle was still gooey but hey. I have cut off all of the outside as it is good and chucking away the gooey bit.
    Another time, if they get patronising about the bread not rising, remind them that no-one is obliging them to eat it, or ask whether thay think they can do better, or both (I would probably say something like "Oh, so you won't want any of it then?").
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