How Do I use this earthenware Bowl thing, it made frome baking stone material
So I have been handed down a stone bowl obviously for baking as it is made of the same material as my stone albeit a little more poreus.
I am not quite sure as to the best way to use it I have a loaf rising now but I am scared to movei it into the bowl because I dont want to deflate my loaf. I thought about just letting it do its final rise in the bowl, but then it would take ages to warm in the oven, thus effecting the final results.
It's a great shape and would make a great loaf, if i can figure out the best way to go about it.
Do I treat it like a loaf pan, or a stone, I'm confused.