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De Silva Terra-Cotta Cookware

Libranflight | Apr 10, 201612:27 PM     5

I recently purchased a terra-cotta baker from Goodwill and have never cooked with this material before. It reminded me of the shape of a loaf of bread and had wheat embossed on the lid, so I felt this piece was possibly made with baking a loaf of bread in mind. It says "made in Italy" and it is a red type clay, so probably terra-cotta.

Does anyone know if I should do anything with this baker before using, and if anyone has used a vessel like this for bread, do you have any advice for me on how to use it, i.e. temperature, cooking time, heat empty first or no? Let bread final rise in it or not? Does the bread release well on it's own, or do I need to grease the vessel first?

Thanks in advance for any help with this.

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