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How to make sourdough without a Dutch Oven

Learn how to make perfect crusty bread without a Dutch Oven - yes, it is possible!


  • 1 disposable alumnium baking tray
  • 1 baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • 3 ice cubes


  • Place the baking tray in the oven and preheat to the temperature in the recipe you are following.
  • Place your shaped loaf on a sheet of parchment paper. Score the surface.
  • Once the oven is preheated, remove the tray from the oven and quickly transfer the loaf onto the train. Place the ice cubes under the sides of the parchment paper. Cover with the aluminum baking tray, making sure that the ice cubes are under the tray.
  • Place in the oven and bake. 10 - 20 minutes before the end of the bake (the time will vary depending on the recipe you are following), remove the aluminum baking tray and let the loaf finish baking uncovered.