Pot Bread
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A white bread cooked in a dutch oven on the stove top
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Guyanese/Caribbean
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 cups All Purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tablespoon Instant/Rapid rising yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fat (butter, margarine, coconut oil, shortening)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water (about 110 °F)
  1. Combine the flour, yeast, brown sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and mix together well
  2. Then rub the fat into the dry ingredients
  3. Then add the warm water and mix together to form a stiff dough
  4. Knead the dough into a smooth ball (this should take about 10 minutes)
  5. Then place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or damp paper towel and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. This should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  6. Once the dough doubles in size punch down and knead again into a smooth ball
  7. Then sprinkle a light dusting of flour at the bottom of a heavy pot, like a cast iron dutch oven and place the dough into the pot
  8. Cover the pot then place the pot on low heat and cook the bread for 45 minutes
  9. Then flip the bread over using a spatula and continue to cook for another 45 minutes
  10. Next remove the bread from the pot cover with a kitchen towel and allow it to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes
  11. Enjoy your warm bread with some butter or cheese
Recipe by Metemgee at https://metemgee.com/2020/05/18/pot-bread/