If I don’t have a Dutch oven to bake bread in, could I use a glass casserole dish instead? - Food52

If I don’t have a Dutch oven to bake bread in, could I use a glass casserole dish instead?

JessM13
  • Posted by: JessM13
  • November 6, 2020
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HalfPint November 6, 2020
It's risky for the no knead bread technique of dropping the dough into a very hot baking vessel. With glass, the chance of shattering or explosion is high, given the high oven temp (400F+). However, you can put the dough into unheated bakeware and start the baking in a cold oven. I have done this and it works well, for the most part. I think the crust is better when you drop the dough into a hot cast iron. This way, you don't have to worry about shattering/explosion due to thermal shock (an abrupt change in temperature).
 
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