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Cast iron loaf pan for batards

bobku's picture
bobku

Cast iron loaf pan for batards

Has anyone use a cast iron loaf pan like this one to bake batards.

https://sep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-139157236460757_2484_133853853

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leslieruf

how big is it?

bobku's picture
bobku
  • Approximate Dimensions: 17" Length x 9.25" Width x 3.8" Height

Think i might try it

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bobku

I frequently bake italian bread, traditional batard shape but on baking stone. Have been looking for something like this. Just checking if anyone has done something like this before

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Lazy Loafer

However, I definitely don't need another bread 'toy'. And this one would take up a lot of room. And I usually bake more than one loaf at a time and frequently up to eight, so I'll stick with my Italian bread pans and my eight (!) small cast iron pots for boules. :)

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bobku

I just think you get best crust with this kind of set up but not practicle for a lot of baking

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Lazy Loafer

Yes, I certainly like baking the round loaves in cast iron pots. It is usually a lovely crust and nice spring.

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leslieruf

I have just bought a Baumalu Roaster (a cast iron oval dish with lid) in Swirzerland from Amazon Germany and it is great, so I too cannot now buy another "toy". It should be awesome if you go ahead we will look forward to seeing the baked results

Leslie

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cardigan

I've been baking batards in a round cast iron pan with decent but not ideal results, so I've been eying the pan you posted and a few other options (Romertopf, oval enamel dutch ovens, etc.)

Saw one similar to the one you've posted, though with a few onlione reviews suggesting some (minor?) problems with lid fit. Seems like that could be fixed, if present, with tin foil, etc. I like the length... Would love to hear how it works out if you acquire it.

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starvingviolist

I've had great luck with the Ikea Senor enamelled cast iron oval Dutch oven for batards.