My Secret For Baking Perfect Bread Loaves Every Time!

Tis’ the season for hearty soups and stews and home-baked bread. I used to have issues baking bread, it just never came out right. Last year, I discovered that when I used a bread cloche I could make the most delicious artisan bread consistently. Baguettes were not a problem any more either and I was turning them out 3 at a time. They disappeared before they were even cool! So I was left with mastering baking the perfect bread loaf. I am happy to report I mastered that and no matter how many I make, they are perfect and delicious every time!

If you are looking for pointers, I can help. I will tell you that I do use bread flour, I add a little more sugar than my recipe calls for and make sure to use fresh, active dry yeast. The recipe I use is easy, it is actually the same recipe I use when I make my round bread in the Emile & Henry Bread Cloche. I do not change a thing, the only thing I do differently, is use the Emile & Henry Bread Loaf Baker.




This is the recipe I use:

3 cups of bread flour

1 cup of warm water (95 degrees F)

2 tsp of salt

2 tsp of granulated sugar

2 tsp of dried baker’s yeast

2 tbsp of milk

In a large bowl mix the bread flour, salt, sugar and dried yeast.

Pour in the warm water and knead for about 2-3 minutes.

Put the covered bowl in a warm place away from drafts to rise for 20 minutes.  Uncover the dough and knead to remove the carbon dioxide, form the dough into a loaf.  Grease the bread loaf pan with butter and flour and place the loaf of dough into the loaf dish. Cover with the top and let rise for another 45 minutes at room temperature.

Brush a little milk over the top at the end of the rise time and sprinkle with flour.

Bake in a preheated oven of 460 degrees F for 35 minutes and I remove it after a few minutes to a board.

Click on my video below to see me bake a loaf from start to finish.






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29 Responses to My Secret For Baking Perfect Bread Loaves Every Time!

  1. Kimberly T

    Awesome to know that the recipe doesn’t *have* to differ between the bread “shapes”.

  2. Susan D

    I would love to buy a lasagna dish in blue flame

  3. latanya

    Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish

  4. Cheryl A

    I checked out their sit end thought the chicken baker looked interesting. I’d love to try it out.

    With the loaf baker, does dough ever squeeze out of those holes?

  5. ellen beck

    I love their Emile Henry Chicken Baker, Burgundy. It is beautiful and would be used a lot. I bet the chicken is terrific in it!

  6. I have been experimenting with bread lately (because I suck haha) and there’s really few things that beat the smell of freshly baked bread filling up your kitchen! I’m not great at it yet though, I need this in my life!!

  7. Casey

    I like the Oval Baker, Small, Leaves

  8. Jeffrey

    I make a lot of pizza and would love to try the Large Pizza Stone from Emile Henry.

  9. Mita

    I’d like to try the Large Pizza Stone from Emile Henry.

  10. Dana Rodriguez

    I love the Emile Henry Chicken Baker in Charcoal.

  11. Cheryl B

    I love the Emile Henry Rectangular Baker, Individual, Twilight.

  12. Shawn McDonald

    I would love a pie dish!

  13. Fiona N

    I also love the Emile Henry Fish Steamer, Burgundy
    Thank You for the chance

  14. Claudia Maurer

    Love all of Emily Henry products.

  15. S. Gatson

    I have been wanting to make my own bread lately, and this recipe shows how simple it can be. I would love to have the Emile Henry Baguette Baker in Charcoal and their Tagine.

  16. Nancy Loring

    I like the Pasta Bowls. I could guarantee that no one in my house would know what kind of bowls these were.

  17. Jennifer Essad

    I’d love to learn how to use the Bread Cloche

  18. Isabella Bertelli

    The pie dish is beautiful.

  19. Kimberly Deabner

    Excellent blog – now I’m left hungry and ready to try it! 🙂

  20. Judith Ginsberg

    I bake bread every week for our Sabbath. This would make the most beautiful loaves. Love Emile Henry everything!!!

  21. Carol Johnson

    I like the Cerise 7 pc. baking set. really pretty

  22. Sandy Zimmer

    Their mixing bowls!

  23. Robin Chesser

    I also love the Emile Henry fish steamer

  24. Natalie G

    The oval baker looks great!

  25. Elizabeth

    I’ve never thought to add extra sugar; does the bread taste a lot sweeter?

  26. Karrie

    I love the pasta bowls..i cook alot of pasta

  27. Vickie

    This this this bread maker is the top of my list.
    I have the pizza stone and highly recommend!
    Other than bread maker next for like any over bakers, especially the chicken roaster and fish steamer.
    A dream would be to have the whole line!

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