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This heavy stoneware bread baker brings an ancient Roman and Greek cooking method to the modern-day kitchen. Once used as a portable oven for cooking bread, fish, and meats, la cloche (or cooking bell) now helps today's cooks bake lighter, crustier bread, and juicier fish and meats. The unique domed lid allows for even circulation of heat; the unglazed finish of the lid helps pull moisture to create the crackly, golden crust and light crumb similar to breads baked in professional brick-lined ovens. Roasts, chickens, and fish bake as the flavours of the natural juices circulate within the dome, thus preserving moisture and reducing shrinkage. The baker also doubles as a rustic serving plate for finished foods. It fits in a standard size oven with upper racks removed. To use, arrange dough or meat on the bottom dish, cover with the domed lid, and place in the oven on the lowest oven rack.
Dimensions: 11"Dia × 6"H
Suitability: Oven, microwave
Materials: Superstone natural stoneware
Care: Soak in warm water, scrape off food with a wire brush or pad
For best results, season the dish and lid before use with a coating of cooking oil.