Fill your kitchen with rich, magical aromas of a French bakery. Perfect for baking artisanal breads, this innovative ceramic cloche imparts loaves with a crusty exterior and a firm yet airy crumb for the perfect loaf every time.
The distinctive rounded shape mimics that of a traditional bread oven, ensuring that bread retains the required level of humidity while baking. Versatile base doubles as a cooking stone—great for pizzas, grilling and more.
Manufacturer: Emile Henry
Includes: Base; lid
Material: Burgundy clay
Care: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 11" diameter
Warranty: Manufacturer’s 10-year warranty
Made in France
Fired at high temperature from Burgundy clay for a durable ceramic that is excellent at conducting and retaining heat
Versatile base is great for cooking pizzas and flatbreads and can be used in the oven or on the grill
Proprietary Flame technology results in a cooking surface that provides even, radiant heat, releases cooked foods easily and is dishwasher safe
Base is extremely durable—even cut directly on the stone
Resistant against mechanical shock, wide variations in temperature and fading colors.
Oven safe to 500°F; safe for use in convection and conventional ovens, broilers and charcoal, gas and wood grills; not intended for stovetop use
I love bread and was really excited to have the Emile Henry Bread Cloche. The unit met all expectations and promises.
Initial impressions: Upon unpacking the I was immediately impressed by the finish on the unit. The exterior of the cover and the upper surface of the plate has an extremely smooth semi-gloss finish on it. Mine is a beautiful black and I'm sure the red is equally attractive. The finish feels like a quality finish. It is smooth but not slippery.
First use: I chose to use a recipe I was familiar with instead of one of the nice selection of recipes that came with the cloche. The recipe was intended to make two loaves so I baked one in the cloche and one in the open oven per the directions.
I shared both loaves with our dinner guests and asked their opinion on the differences telling them only that I used two different baking methods. The loaf from the cloche won hands down. My guests felt the loaf had a more pleasing crust, a nicer texture, and better flavor.
Clean up was easy though I do have questions for the manufacture regarding care of the unit. The inside of the cover is not sealed and I wonder about getting it wet or getting soap on it.
The plate is grooved and I found, per the instructions that came with the cloche, that a light coating of flour was sufficient to eliminate sticking. I was able to wipe off the bulk of the flour with a dry paper towel and removed the remainder with a damp rag.
With a 10 year manufacturers warranty I can look forward to may years of amazing bread. The homemade bread I used to make and love just got way better
I already owned a superstone cloche and a superstone long baker so I am no stranger to the beauty of these bakers. Neither of the ones I have even begin to hold a candle to the beauty of the Emile Henry Cloche. The better part is that it performs perfectly!! My breads have been coming out with thick crusts, beautifully risen and golden tawny brown... just yummy!
My only regret is that somehow I lost the recipe book that had a wonderful maple/whole wheat/oatmeal bread. I want to make that one again. Hopefully I can find it or get it somehow!
I first used the cloche at a Sur la Table cooking class and fortunately I received one as a gift. It bakes the most beautiful loaf of bread. Golden brown, crispy crust. Very easy to use and easy to clean.
I love to make my own bread, and this bread cloche offers a great alternative to loaf-style breads. Emile Henry is a first-rate brand with top-quality styling and materials, which gives me the confidence to buy this product sight-unseen.
Best Answer:Yes, you can. Here is info from the Emile Henry website:FLOUR Whether unbleached, stone ground or gluten-free, flour is the most important ingredient formaking bread. Different types of flour will change the taste and appearance of your bread. Whole grainand rye flours, for example, make loaves that are denser and darker in color than those with basic wheatflour. Unbleached flour turns into bread with a creamy color. For the most satisfying results, we preferunbleached flours
I just recvd the Black cloche that I ordered last week. Before I bake my bread - do I have to pre-season or do anything?Or do I just simply wash it with water and it is ready to go? There is no CARE instruction in the box. TY
A shopper on Nov 13, 2013
Best Answer:Seasoning is not required for this cloche. It is ready to be used after washing.
I did not season mine. I have used it a few times already and NOTHING sticks to it or even stains it. I hate how my Superstone cloches look after seasoning so I was glad not to mar the look of these... the finish is great and doesn't need any additional help.