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Postby slowcowboy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:25 pm

just got me a 6 inch cast iron baby dutch oven. what can I pruduce out of it in reciepes?

what can you do with a 6 inch do?

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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby dexstrom » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:15 pm

I have 8" and 6" DOs, I've prepared food same as in the bigger sizes, just less of it. Since there are only the two of us it's more than enough. I use the 6" for biscuits/rolls or dessert to accompany the meal in the 8". They work great when stacked and fewer briquets needed and a shorter cook time is needed too. Biggest problem is the 6" doesn't have a handle for the DO hook, it has to be removed by hand with gloves.
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby bonnie » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:25 am

I have those sizes too. Just one of me and they makes a lot of food. I've read somewhere that you can drill out the tab on the 6" and make a lift hole, but I don't think I'll try it. :frightened:
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby tony.latham » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:34 am

Desert for two. Slice a couple of apples, add butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook till soft, sprinkle a few Redhots on top, let em melt and chow down.
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby Mary C » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:04 pm

You can cut down the recipe for a "coupa" to a "halfa coupa" Thats milk , sugar and selfrising flour mixed up and pored into either simmering peaches, apples, black berries, or any other fruit with the liquid in the can plus butter pats on top.

another is put two pieces of chicken in a well oiled pan add a handful of rice and a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a can of water .

just cut down the 8 inch ingredients to one half.

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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby nevadatear » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:19 pm

bonnie wrote:I have those sizes too. Just one of me and they makes a lot of food. I've read somewhere that you can drill out the tab on the 6" and make a lift hole, but I don't think I'll try it. :frightened:


Randy did drill a hole through the tab on the top , then we put a split ring keyring through the hole to make a handle for lifting with the usual lid lifter.
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby nevadatear » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:24 am

I use mine for a few frozen bread rolls. Put them in when you leave the house the first night and the are ready to cook at dinner time. I also make a very small dump
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby Vedette » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:13 pm

Mary C wrote:You can cut down the recipe for a "coupa" to a "halfa coupa" Thats milk , sugar and selfrising flour mixed up and pored into either simmering peaches, apples, black berries, or any other fruit with the liquid in the can plus butter pats on top.

another is put two pieces of chicken in a well oiled pan add a handful of rice and a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a can of water .

just cut down the 8 inch ingredients to one half.

Mary C. :)

What is a cuopa?
And what are the ingredient measurements?
We have found most of the dessert recipes here way toooo sweet!
As we don't eat much sugar anymore. :cry:
But we do have a new 8" DO we are dieing to try out.
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby wagondude » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Vedette wrote:
Mary C wrote:You can cut down the recipe for a "coupa" to a "halfa coupa" Thats milk , sugar and selfrising flour mixed up and pored into either simmering peaches, apples, black berries, or any other fruit with the liquid in the can plus butter pats on top.

another is put two pieces of chicken in a well oiled pan add a handful of rice and a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a can of water .

just cut down the 8 inch ingredients to one half.

Mary C. :)

What is a cuopa?
And what are the ingredient measurements?
We have found most of the dessert recipes here way toooo sweet!
As we don't eat much sugar anymore. :cry:
But we do have a new 8" DO we are dieing to try out.
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Not sure, but I think she means " cuppa" as in "cuppa sugar" would be reduced to "half cuppa sugar".
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:26 pm

tony.latham wrote:Desert for two. Slice a couple of apples, add butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook till soft, sprinkle a few Redhots on top, let em melt and chow down.


We have found most of the dessert recipes here way toooo sweet!
As we don't eat much sugar anymore. :cry:
But we do have a new 8" DO we are dieing to try out.
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When baking apples, you can use as little sugar as you want. We used to simply core the apples and put a tablespoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of butter in the hole left by the core. Then, we would sprinkle cinnamon over the tops of the apples according to our tastes. Redhots are definitely optional. We never used them (but I've heard they are good!). You can also use a raw sugar, such as Sucanat, which tends to be a little less sweet and a tad better for you; or use some agave syrup instead. Agave has a very low glycemic index and is considered safe for diabetics. If you slice the apples, you would simply sprinkle everything (or drizzle the syrup) that you want over the top of the slices. Real maple syrup also makes a nice substitute. Again, it's up to you, how much sweetener you use. If you use too much, you'll have a hard time getting rid of the too-sweet taste; but, if you use too little, you can always add more sweetener, later.

Why don't you simply start by baking a few biscuits or a shortcake in your little DO, to try it out? Or, simply take any 12" DO recipe and half all the ingredients, adjusting the recipe to your tastes.
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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby sagebrush » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm

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Re: what can you do with a 6 inch cast iron do?

Postby dguff » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Make a 6 inch meat loaf. :twisted:
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