Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

Written by Robin Shortt

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Now that you understandrepparttar basics of using your Dutch oven you need to prepare or cure your oven before using it.

Some cast iron ovens have a protective covering which you will need to remove .

You will need to do some scrubbing with a non-abrasive scubber.

Oncerepparttar 113120 covering is removed, rinse and dryrepparttar 113121 oven and then let it air dry.

Curing It

To cure your oven, pre-heat your kitchen stove to 350 degrees. Placerepparttar 113122 Dutch oven onrepparttar 113123 center rack, withrepparttar 113124 lid open slightly.

Allow it to heat slowly until it is too hot to handle. Apply a thin layer of salt free cooking oil with a clean cloth torepparttar 113125 Dutch oven inside and out.

Place your oven back insiderepparttar 113126 stove withrepparttar 113127 lid slightly open. Bake your oven for about an hour.


After baking , allowrepparttar 113128 Dutch oven to cool slowly.

When it is cool enough to handle, repeatrepparttar 113129 oil againrepparttar 113130 same as before and bake again.

When cool enough apply a third layer of oil, but this time it is ready for use.

Preparing your Dutch oven in this way prevents rust and makes for much easier cleaning as well


To clean your oven after use, scrape it out, add warm water, without soap, and heat it inrepparttar 113131 oven untilrepparttar 113132 water is almost boiling.

For any food that sticks a little, use a non-abrasive scrubber.

Protect your Dutch oven again by warming it inrepparttar 113133 stove, applying a thin coating of oil and letting it cool. Its now ready for storage.

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A Weight Loss Secret

Written by Gary Gresham

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Another advantage of eating a sugar free dessert is it doesn't raise your blood sugar like desserts made with sugar. Keeping your blood sugar levels more level keeps your hunger down and is much better for your overall health. You are also less prone to diabetes which is at an all time high in America right now.

A lot people use sugar free desserts as part of their weight loss program. But many have switched to these no sugar taste treats, as a much healthier alternative.

Sorepparttar next time you crave something sweet but still want to stay on your weight loss program, a sugar free dessert might be a perfect choice.

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