As the bread-making trend is continuing to rise, consumers are looking to new products to make the homemade bread baking experience easier and more efficient.
To that end, Emile Henry is set to debut an Italian bread loaf baker at the International Home + Housewares Show, here.
This specially engineered, covered baker from Emile Henry is said to create loaves of bread with crisp, golden crusts and chewy, airy interiors due to how the baking dish captures humidity.
The long ceramic baker, nearly 14-inches, is designed with handles to make it easy to remove the baker from the oven and to flip the baker over to release a loaf of bread. The ridges on the inside base or bottom of the baker help to prevent dough from sticking to the baker. An ample dusting of flour before adding the dough is all that is needed for easy release of the bread, the company noted.
Made from Burgundy clay, each baker provides even, gentle heating and features vent holes that allow excess moisture to escape, said the company. On the bread baker, the base is designed so it fits neatly inside the lid for compact storage. Burgundy clay is safe for broiler and microwave use, is oven safe to 500°F and can be moved from the refrigerator or freezer and placed in a hot oven, according to the company.
Produced one at a time, each piece of Emile Henry bakeware is formed and hand-finished by skilled artisans, the company said.