La Cloche Bread Baker – The real secret to great bread every time.
The La Cloche unglazed ceramic bread baker is our all time favorite bread baking tool. We’ve been using one in our kitchen for over 20 years and the oblong model for nearly as long. Absolutely wouldn’t be without them. They’re an easy and reliable way to produce true crusty and quality artisan style bread in an average home oven.
The La Cloche natural clay stoneware baking dish and domed lid will simulate a hearth oven in your kitchen.
The moist dough within the cloche creates the steam needed to produce a delicious bread with a crackly, golden crust and a more open crumb. Absolutely eliminates the need to spritz your bread, pour water in a hot skillet or any such thing to get the nice crust you are after.
We’re very happy to now offer this model made by Emerson Creek Pottery in Virginia.
- Easy Care Instructions included.
- Lead and Cadmium Free
- Made in the USA
|From Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice…“One method of simulating hearth baking is the use of La Cloche covered baker, a miniature ceramic dome that fits into your own oven. These are fun to use and do a great job of trapping moisture for a big oven spring and shine”.|
From Jeffry Steingarten’s The Man Who Ate Everything…“This device (La Cloche), is an unglazed ceramic dish with a domed cover that creates something like the even, penetrating, steamy heat or a brick oven. The tile underneath increases the stored heat in the oven and protects the bottom of the bread from burning. Elizabeth David’s English Bread and Yeast Cookery (Viking) has a photograph of a nearly identical baking cloche from 500 B.C., excavated from the Agora in Athens.”
Daniel Wing and Alan Scott from their book The Bread Builders, Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens…“Baking with a cloche in a conventional oven has breathtaking results, if you have never baked in masonry before.”
Outside dimensions (for determining fit in oven): 13.5″ dia (handle tip to handle tip), 11.5″ dia (short axis) x 7″ high.
Inside baking area: 10″ x 6″
Note: Superior packaging methods have reduced the incidence of breakage in transit to almost zero. Safe delivery is insured within the 50 US states or will be replaced free of charge.