Emile Henry - Bread Cloche
The Bread Cloche will enable you to make your own bread, with a crispy crust and soft inside.
Preparation and cooking
Prepare the dough and leave it to rise at room temperature, protected from any draughts.The Bread Cloche is perfect for baking a loaf of around 1.2 kg (2 1/2 lbs), which corresponds to approximately 750 g (1 1/2 lbs - 6 cups) of flour.
Having risen for the first time, knead the dough again and place it, with its final shape, in the Bread Cloche.
When using the dish for the first few times, make sure you sprinkle quite a lot of flour liberally over the surface. Ceramic naturally becomes non-stick over time, but your bread may stick to start off with.
Leave the dough to rise again. Always let the dough rise for the precise time indicated in the recipes. If you let it rise for too long, the dough will rise too much and the yeast will be tired.
Just before cooking, make rapid, smooth incisions in the surface using a baker's blade. These incisions create weaknesses in the crust and allows it to rise.
Place the closed Bread Cloche in a pre-heated oven - generally at 240°C / 460°F
The Bread Cloche maintains a perfect humidity rate during cooking. There is no need to add water in the oven while cooking.
Once cooked, remove the cloche and leave the bread on the platter to cool so the crust remains crispy.
Instruction for use
Before you use it for the first time, remove all the labels from the product, if necessary using a mild detergent, then clean carefully.
The Bread Cloche is for use in the oven only. Its cloche made of refractory ceramic creates the ideal humidity rate while the bread is cooking.
Do not use on the stove top or on any other source of direct heat.
When the dish is hot, do not place it in contact with anything cold, such as cold water or a cold surface. When you take it out of the oven, place it on a neutral surface, such as wooden board or cloth.
If, when cleaning it, you find that some residue will not come off, soak it in hot water and white vinegar before placing in the dishwasher.
The guarantee covers all product manufacturing or quality defects, when used under normal domestic conditions, and in accordance with the care and use instructions. It does not cover thermal or mechanical shocks (if dropped or knocked).