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La Cloche Clay Baker - Round

La Cloche Clay Baker - Round

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La Cloche by Sassafras- The real secret to great bread every time.

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 light 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've been using ours for 17 years now and would not bake bread without it.

 

 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), manufactured by Sassafras Enterprises, 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): 12" dia x 7" high.
Inside baking area: 10" x 5"
Both the round and oblong Cloches carry a 1 year limited manufacturers warranty. The manufacturer covers the warranty but only ships replacement pieces within the U.S. Please bear this in mind before ordering from outside the U.S.

Note: Rumors of problems with La Cloche breakage in shipment were very true until somewhat recently. Sassafras, the company that makes them, has since made significant packaging improvements which have greatly reduced the incidence of breakage. Coupled with additional measures that we take before they leave the Breadtopia store has reduced the incidence to almost zero.

 

 

La Cloche Clay Baker - Round reviews

Global Rating: 4.68 from 19 reviews

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2 year review Nov 22, 2013 Joe Ferri Belleville Il US
  Jan. 2012 I began baking artisan bread 2-3 times per week with LaCloche which has never disappointed us with anything less than excellent results. I put it... more...
Update - First Use: Amazing... Nov 2, 2013 Patti Johnson Lawrence KS US
  Update to my review from 10/31/2013: I have now used this awesome baker for the first time and the results were GLORIOUS! BEST. LOAF.YET. We had fried ham... more...
It Works! Oct 31, 2013 Chris Chester Lebanon TN US
  I have baked 2 loaves...so far..using La Cloche. Great results. No more spritzing..or pouring water in a broiler pan to make steam. This WORKS! So... more...
Love at first sight! Oct 31, 2013 Patti Johnson Lawrence Ka US
  I ordered my La Cloche Clay Baker (Round) via Breadtopia during the very early morning hours of 10/30/2013. I just received it today (IN PERFECT... more...
Impressive Packing and Performance Sep 14, 2013 Norm Breitner West Boothbay Harbor ME US
  I'd read the packing horror stories from other sites; I was reassured by this site's directly addressing that issue - and ordered the cloche. The... more...
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