the cloche

crystal

just wondering if anyone has any tips on using a 'cloche'?

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gt 2006 September 30

I've used the one these guys make [url]http://www.sassafrasenterprises.com/[/url]

and this homemade one:

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/gt651/Picture004s.jpg[/img]

I usually preheat the cloche at 425F then spray a little water on the crust and bake for 45 minutes. They tend to give a reddish rustic crust. Some people like it, some don't.

Gary

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/gt651/Picture051s.jpg[/img][/img]

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SourYumMum 2006 October 2

OK -- call me stupid but what a fabulous thing!

I have never seen one of these before ... thanks for the link gt ... it's fascinating. How clever.

And that bread looks fabulous!

Carol.

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TeckPoh 2006 October 3

Yes...a first for me too! Is the cloche heavy? Looks rustic and produces rustic bread too. However, it's rather bulky, isn't it? Don't have the space in my kitchen, and looks like something clumsy me would break.

Gorgeous bread, Gary.

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Jeremy 2006 October 3

Looks like the Liberty bell in Philadelphia with that crack down the side!

Nice loaf, ditto!

Jeremy

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TeckPoh 2006 October 3

Gosh, it's been so long...9 yrs ago?...I don't really remember. Think it was pretty good..but after that long queue, I was very hungry. This place was supposed to be good...in a smallish shopping mall (2 storeys I think) diagonally opposite the liberty bell place.

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TeckPoh 2006 October 3

Psst...forno...we're talking about [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesesteak]a sandwich[/url]. LOL, forgive us, crystal, welcome to the forum and welcome to thread-hijacking.

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SourYumMum 2006 October 3

Cheese-steak sandwiches! Thanks for the link, TP. I could kill myself eating that ... how delicious!

Perhaps if we use a sourdough bread roll, we are not then completely hijacking the thread.

Carol

forno 2006 October 4

[quote="TeckPoh"]
Psst...forno...we're talking about [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesesteak]a sandwich[/url]. LOL, forgive us, crystal, welcome to the forum and welcome to thread-hijacking.
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Im hungry now

crystal 2006 October 5

well, it's good to promote some soulful conversation anyway...! and the photograph alone was worth a look. I'll keep trying - the colour of the loaf done this way is pretty good - that's all I know so far, and the crumb is more tender..

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