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I'll be doing a whole heck of a lot of practice, cause I sure do need it.

With that in mind, here's my first cook on the new tables, with my newly acquired Dutch Oven skills, (or lack of them)!

Trying out a couple of things.

Standard Box Cake in the 10", bread in the 12"!

I won't be showing the bread or any description until the end of July, I don't want to give out too much information, about the secret stuff until after the first competition is done and dusted.

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Turned the lid 1/4 turn one way, and the dutch 1/4 turn the other way at 15, 25, and 35 minutes.

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It wasn't quite done so I gave it 5 minutes more, still not done so I gave it another couple of minutes, and out it came

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Bottom was not burned, it was a light and fluffy cake, it also didn't last very long at all, and I failed to get pictures of it disappearing! :wink:

Still got some more work to do, trying the bread and a different chocolate cake today.
Chocolate cake from scratch.

Bread to left and right, cake in the 10" in the middle!

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Cake just out of the dutch.

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Cake cooling on the rack, I need to learn to trust the dutch oven to do the cooking. Should have a circle of parchment paper for the bottom, and trust the sides to look out for themselves, that way I could get rid of the bumps and dips!

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More practice on Sunday.
Hey they are looking good Chris, keep up the good work, your family will certainly enjoy the practice runs! Are you going to compete?
Thanks phred... I hope to get it down pat, before they run out of patience... or out of tastebuds!

Yes I'm cooking the 20th July The Days of 47 Cook Off, at the Energy Solutions Centre!

There's room for 4 or 5 other teams, if you want to test your Cast Iron cooking skills. Wink
Chocolate II cake from scratch.

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Bottom of new cake

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Just a circle of parchment paper on the bottom of this one, turned out onto a plate and then turned back onto the cooling rack, quick and easy.

Here is a side shot on a slice, moisture, great flavor, remembered all the ingredients this time, Logan did 99% of the stirring, measuring and pouring under advice.

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The bread we cooked was better than the last, still improving, step by step.

More practice later in the week, I'll have to us a better camera or better lighting at least.
Looking good.
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