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Oblong Covered Baker

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£46.79 Includes VAT

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The oblong covered baker traps the steam and maintains an even baking temperature to give you moist bread with a golden, even and crackly crust and light crumb.

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The oblong covered baker traps steam produced by the baking dough and maintains an even temperature to give your loaf the perfect environment. It is especially useful for overcoming the drying effects of fan ovens and the unevenness of most. Use it for rolls or a baguette-style loaf by placing your dough for its final prove into the baker and then put the risen dough and baker with its lid on into the hot oven for 30 minutes (depending on your specific recipe), and take the lid off for the last 10 minutes for a beautifully golden and crackly crust. We have a delicious recipe that uses the Oblong Baker here and our instruction sheet may be downloaded using the link below.

The baker measures (L x W x H) 37x14x16.5cm (14.5x5.5x7") giving plenty of room for a 1kg loaf while fitting on your oven shelf.

Note that we would recommend seasoning the baker not with olive oil as the supplied instructions suggest but instead with a light vegetable oil (the olive oil can become sticky).

Based on ancient Greek and Roman baking traditions, the baker is made from Superstone®, a natural stoneware, fired at over 1000°C. It is oven and freezer proof and is easy to clean, requiring only to be soaked in warm water so that any baked on food may be scraped off.


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Manufacturer Sassafras Enterprises Inc
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  • In the instructions it states 'apply a light coat of vegetable oil (not olive oil) to the inside base ... before first use'Can this be sunflower oil?
    Yes, that would be fine, Olive Oil should be avoided due to its low burning point you should avoid Olive Oil.
  • I want to know if this product is the same brand and quality than "la cloche baking dome". Thank you.
    Yes, this is also a Sassafras product.
  • Hi! Having just purchased two of these from you.My question is, what size Banneton/brotforms do i need for prooving dough for them?
    The best way to use these is to use the baker for the final prove and put the whole lot in the oven together. About 1kg of dough, depending on your recipe - but this is a good guide.
  • Can I raise the dough in the fridge overnight inside the base?
    Yes you can, proving the dough is how Sassafras suggest that you use it, putting the baker and the dough into the oven at the same time (rather than pre-heating the baker).
  • Received today your Sassafras Superstone oblong baker. It was soundly packed so arrived safely.Thank you.Please can you tell me the best way to prepare this prior to my first bread bake, so as to prevent any possible sticking of the dough.Many thanks
    Lightly oil the inside of the baker (sunflower oil) and bake for about 20 mins on a high heat. That should be sufficient - use a very light oiling before each bake while it is quite new to be sure but very shortly you won'\t need this.
  • the recipe i always use is 500g flour/300g water is this to small to go in the oblong baker?
    This should be fine, but it's possible it might be a little flat, but give it a try. Alternatively click on the dough calculator on the top each page of the website, this will allow you to type in your current recipe proportions and also your desired proportions, so turn your 800g recipe into a 1kg one for example.
  • review of the oblong baker. It does for me what I've been trying for ages i:e a nice soft and crusty loaf. Perfect every time. I use a white and wholemeal recipe. I'm pleased I bought it. and recommended it, to all my friends.
  • What is the weight of the oblong covered baker?
    The Oblong Baker weighs 2.4kg.
  • Does the seasoning with oil require it to be baked on prior to use?
    Yes, use a light oil on the inside of the base (vegetable oil for instance - not olive oil), wiping off any excess then bake for 20 mins at 220C. Then, for the first few uses, lightly oil again - the seasoning will build up and get better over time.
  • Should I use a baking stone under the Sasafras oblong cloche please?
    No, the oblong baker does not need a baking stone under it.
  • Can I use rapeseed oil or groundnut oil to season?
    Yes, they are ideal.

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