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Romertoph Clay Baker Question

November 10, 2007 - 8:25am -- Trishinomaha

Has anyone ever tried to bake bread in one of these clay cookers? I've had one stored away in my basement for years - used to use it for baking chicken etc. but it was so messy to try and clean. I just brought it upstairs (had been reading about La Cloches forever and finally ordered one from Eric at Breatopia - only $39.00 by the way! $10.00 cheaper the Amazon) Anyway, I got to thinking about trying to bake bread in the Romertoph - What say you all?

Trish

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A simple suggestion ...

June 28, 2007 - 9:45am -- BROTKUNST

I use my LaCloche and my long "Italian" clay bakers with preference for the first 12-15 minutes of baking ...they don't work though for loaves that are simply larger than these shapes (e.g. 3lbs Batards).

I tried using the cover of our stainless turkey pan the other day and the result was just perfect. The cover fits in a diagonal on my baking stone and allows for the covered (ovenspring) baking of quite large or small boules, batards, baguettes.

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