What size Staub perfect for bread?

What size Staub is she using? Trying to find the perfect size for bread baking.

Bobbie Chaset
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witloof July 11, 2020
I bake sourdough bread in a five quart cast iron dutch oven: https://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Quart-Dutch-Pre-Seasoned-Handle/dp/B00063RWYI
I recommend using plain cast iron over enamel for bread baking.
 
Rucy June 3, 2020
The perfect size is dependent on how much your dough recipe yields. I use two Staub garlic bakers, so they're the mini size, so they make two individual sized loaves (or big enough to hollow out to hold soup). It takes about half the dough generated by a standard recipe so I just size my recipes down to suit.
 
tia May 17, 2020
I was watching a "how to" video on sourdough, and the person recommended using this Lodge thing: https://www.target.com/p/lodge-3-2qt-cast-iron-combo-cooker/-/A-46987382

He put the shallow skillet as the bottom so he didn't need to reach down into a smoking hot dutch oven to put the dough down. I thought it was very clever and if I had space to store one, I'd go this route.
 
Nancy May 10, 2020
I don't now if it's the best (probably several sizes would work), but on her site a similar recipe asks for a 6-8 quart heavy covered pot.
https://alexandracooks.com/2006/11/26/no-knead-bread/#tasty-recipes-50954
 
Nancy May 10, 2020
don't KNOW
 
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