Dutch Oven Cooking Advice?

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I used my dutch oven this weekend to make a peach cobbler. I used a large can of peaches, a stick of butter, and a cake mix. My dutch oven is 12 inches. It was supposed to be cooked for 40 minutes. I didn't have a way to cook with charcoal this weekend so I used the oven at 400 degrees. The cake was over done and the texture was not the way I have tasted it before, when others have made cobbler. Does anyone have any advice? I wanted to know if my oven was too big for a single recipe or the temperature was too high? I think I have also heard of using a can of 7 UP. Maybe I did not have enough liquid? I would love to hear any comments you have to improve the cobbler experience. I hope to try again this weekend.

Also does anyone know what can be used as a base to cook on? I heard that a tractor disc works. I may have to buy a fire pit.


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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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I know some recipes have you add some 7-up too.  Did you use a recipe?

May 19, 2008 06:28 AM #1
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections - Houston, TX

I believe it might have been set too high, but it is hard taking recipes using charcoal to the oven. Charcoal can go up to 400F easily, but it might have been that the original recipe actually meant high temperature to start with and then lowering a bit(which may have happened with the charcoal as the embers died.

May 19, 2008 09:11 AM #3
Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT
Frank thanks for the information. I didnlt think about the charcoal cooling. I thought the oven ould be the same. Carol I used a recipe and looked at several similiar recipes. I think in school they mentioned 7UP and I thought that would have more moisture. Mine was definitely missing liquid. Would you post your recipe?
May 19, 2008 09:53 AM #4
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