Emile Henry Bread Cloche
Re-create the delicious results of brick-oven baking with this Emile Henry cloche. Crafted in France, the ceramic baker absorbs and retains heat evenly while redistributing the steam released by the dough as it cooks. This yields an artisanal round loaf with a moist and tender interior, a light crumb and a chewy evenly browned crust.
- Crafted of Burgundian clay and finished with a vibrant hand-applied glaze that resists scratching and crazing.
- Designed for proofing and baking in one vessel.
- Turns out one round loaf.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 11 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 7" high overall.
- Made in France.
- Use & Care
- No need to soak before using.
- Microwaveable; oven, broiler and freezer safe.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Never use abrasive cleaning products or scouring pads.
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- More about Emile Henry
Emile Henry has been crafting artful kitchen ceramics since 1850, when the French company was founded in a small town in Burgundy. Today, it’s still proudly owned and operated by members of the Henry family. The mineral-rich soils of Burgundy are known for creating wines with unique terroir, but they also yield the special local clays used to craft each piece of Emile Henry cookware and bakeware. The high-fired clay withstands extremely high temperatures while distributing and retaining heat gently and evenly. Artisans hand apply the glazes to create vivid color that looks beautiful in the kitchen and at the table.
Rated 5 out of 5 by yvon84 from Beautiful and Functional Just used it to bake up a batch of the "quick-rise" bread from the recipe booklet. Started around 9 am and had fresh bread for lunch. Bread had a crisp crust - and was soft on the inside - perfect! A word of warning - I used the recipe's weight settings and found that 500 g. of flour was a bit much. I used about 400g. (American bread flour) - and it was perfect. It's so lovely that it makes you want to use it. The ceramic bowl that comes with it is great to use as a rising/resting bowl. I might use that instead of my trusty metal mixing bowl.Date published: 2017-09-18Rated 5 out of 5 by grannycee from YAY! I began the process of learning to bake artisan sourdough breads. I had been using a small dutch oven but the bread would often stick and sometimes in was hard to get it directly into the hot oven. I decided to take advantage of a savings offer and I am so happy! It took my bread making up a few notches! I love it! Exactly what I wanted and needed!Date published: 2017-05-10Rated 5 out of 5 by 1OldBear from Easiest, best bread ever! I've never been much of a baker. Mostly I'm a stovetop cook who uses his oven to braise or roast. However I love hot, home made bread and after trying a whole raft of other methods finally got one of these out of desperation. It's a winner. My very first loaf could have come from the artisan bakery of your choice. It's going to see a lot of use. I may even get the baguette baker to go along with it. Are there any drawbacks? Yeah, round loaves are kind of clumsy if you want to make sandwiches. Hey, Emile, how about a sandwich loaf cloche? I'd get on in a heartbeat! Pair this with a KitchenAid Pro stand mixer and go to town.Date published: 2017-01-20Rated 5 out of 5 by RetiredGuyCooks from Raising the bar in bread baking This cloche is a great tool if you bake bread (in round loaves) regularly. I have used if for Artisan bread at 450 degrees and a favorite honey wheat at 350 degrees with excellent success. I did not know it when I bought the product, but it included a matching mixing bowl that is perfect for 3 cup loaves. Packaging was excellent, perhaps the best packaged item I have received in years. My last computer purchase was not that well protected.Date published: 2016-12-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathy7931 from Fantastic Bread I had some issues with the delivery of this item, but Williams-Sonoma was able to take care of everything very satisfactorily. Thank you very much. The quality of bread that you get from this cloche rivals any bakery. I've tried baking on a stone with a pan of water in the oven, but could never achieve the results I expected. Crispy exterior and soft chewy interior. I am very pleased with this purchase. The Emile Henry baguette baker is also wonderful.Date published: 2016-07-06Rated 5 out of 5 by MichelleChr from Excellent Bread Cloche This bread cloche is really improving my bread baking, leading to better rise and crust. The cloche is also goodlooking and easy to clean. I love it! Well worth the price and storage space.Date published: 2016-02-07Rated 5 out of 5 by pcpp from Excellent Purchase I am more than pleased with this great product! I love baking bread, and this makes it even better!Date published: 2015-01-27Rated 5 out of 5 by BouquetGarni from Love this cloche Normally I try not to get single-use items but this was a gift, and I love it so much. It makes the most beautiful loaves of bread imaginable - just stunningly beautiful with a great crust and crumb. I didn't bake a lot of bread before I got it (to be honest, I debated returning it) but it was such a great gift. The base makes a great extra pizza stone if you need it too.Date published: 2014-12-22