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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 2:17 am    Post subject: Dutch oven cooking tables Reply with quote

Going to be doing some dutch oven competitions this year, with the aim at making it to the Worlds next March.

So I sourced some drops from the local steel stockist.

3' x 18" with 1 3/4" x 3" legs, and 1/2" x 2" bolt feet (adjustable) to level the tables.

My son built them for me in welding shop this morning! Wink







The tabs on the tops are for wind shields that will be made out of some aluminum, that we have in the garage left over from another project.

Now I need a little, (a sh1t load), of practice at cooking on them with the dutch ovens! Wink Rolling Eyes Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look a bit short. Wink


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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are only short, when viewed by taller people! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri May 31 13 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photo... I really needed another project!! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 31 13 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01 13 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice post SoEzzy and the pics are sized right too Wink So Im assuming that we will be seeing more posts from you here since you will practicing a lot more with the DO? Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup TB 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.



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



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



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.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocolate cake from scratch.

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



Cake just out of the dutch.



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!



More practice on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great SoEzzy Very Happy I like using the parchment paper cut into strips on my cake, makes it easy to lift right out and "usually" I don't have many issues with the bumps and dips...usually Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey fellas I am new to DO cooking is the parchment paper only to keep the cakes from sticking? If so would you need/want to use it on any thing that may stick to the pan?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parchment paper doesn't stick to the pan, especially if you oil the pan and the paper.

It also doesn't burn under about 550°.

If you burn a cake onto the bottom of a dutch oven, because you didn't use enough oil, you will need to scrape for ages.

When cooking the second cake from scratch, I was told I shouldn't use the paper, and I still used the paper for ease of getting it out, (I should trust him, he is the current World Champion after all)! Wink

Third cake will have strips at most, otherwise I'll use a plate put in to turn upside down onto, then put the cooling rack underneath and turn it right side up onto the rack.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy, I've never cooked with a DO, so I can only say good luck with it. Embarassed

Tell your son he did a fine job on the tables though. Very Happy
When is he starting a offset build? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GF.

He will be willing to start the offset build when I buy him the welder, the helmet, the metal, the trailer, and a workshop to build it in! Other than those bits, he's ready to start tomorrow! Wink

Unfortunately my wallet isn't ready for him to start until it fills up a whole lot more! Rolling Eyes Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10 13 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocolate II cake from scratch.



Bottom of new cake



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.



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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13 13 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, I am a little late to the party I see. Embarassed Please tel your son very nice work on the tables they look nice. Very Happy It appears that you went right to work and figured it all out because the cake looks wonderful my Friend. Nicely done. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16 13 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like your getting in some good practice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16 13 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still need all the practice I can get... things are starting to come together, the bread is turning out great time and again,the cake is getting there, the mains I have 4 recipes that can deal with 9 or 10 different meats, the main protein is going to be Iron Chef style!

The starting gun goes off at noon, desserts turn in will be 4:00, bread turn in is 4:30 and mains turn in at 5:00.

The side I am cooking with the mains takes 3.5 hours, the dessert takes about the same, the bread takes 20 minutes to put together, an hour to rise the first time, knock it down and let it rise a second hour, knock it down and shape it, then about 50 minutes to cook so 3:20 minutes or so, out of 4.5 hours, and the mains will take 30 - 45 minutes of prep, then up to 2 hours of cooking.
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