How do I Bake Bread in a Tagine?

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How do I Bake Bread in a Tagine?
The distinctive conical shape of a tagine pot can be used for cooking stew or bread. (plats à tagine marocain image by Emmanuelle Combaud from Fotolia.com)

Prepare moist and flavourful bread using a clay or terra-cotta tagine. Tagine refers to both a lidded cooking vessel with a conical lid and a Northern Africa stew cooked in that dish, according to Recipe Tips. To avoid chemicals leaching into your bread, never use glazed tagines. Use pre-made frozen bread dough or prepare the bread from your favourite recipe to bake any type of bread in your tagine.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Tagine
  • Prepared bread dough
  • Baker's cooling rack

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Soak the tagine base and lid in water for 15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Place the tagine lid and base into a cold oven and preheat the oven to 232 degrees Celsius to slowly heat both the tagine and the oven.

  3. 3

    Shape your dough into a rounded loaf the size of the base of your tagine.

  4. 4

    Turn the dough into the base of the tagine and cover with the lid.

  5. 5

    Return the covered tagine to the oven for 30 minutes to bake at 232 degrees Celsius.

  6. 6

    Remove the lid for the final 15 to 20 minutes of baking or until the top turns a golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when thumped.

  7. 7

    Let the bread cool on a baker's cooling rack completely before slicing and serving.

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