I've read a lot about the old Free Bakery movement in California. Turns out they actually had some really good bread recipes, but they all involve cooking the bread in a big, old Coffee Can for size, shape, and texture reasons.
Now, being a purist, I want to try this (and I happen to have a nice big coffee can sitting around, actually it is a huge can of Gluten) but I'm worried about safety.
Is there anything in a coffee / gluten can that would release dangerous chemicals in the baking process? What about the color on the outside of the can, should I scrape that off? Barring that, is there anything in these cans that would yield toxic or carcinogenic results when heated to bread baking temperature?
I really want to try this method, but I'm concerned about potential health related issues.
I KNOW I could just bake this in a normal bread pan, but I sort of want to go the can route if it seems safe.
Here's the link to one of the many Can Bread sites:
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