Breads From Anna Baked in a La Cloche (Clay Baking Dish) Recipe


The following recipe and baking tips come from customer, Dimitrios Douros, a regular contributor to the St. John’s celiac listserve. He happens to be an excellent baker for those of you who have not read about his Baklava recipe, which is a dream! He uses a la cloche baker, which we now sell on our site.

I offer my instructions to you. They are very consistent, straight forward and give great results with your wonderful gluten free mix. The only catch: use a cloche to bake the bread in. -Dimitrios Douros


  • 1-1/3 cup warm water
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp yeast (one packet)
  • 1-1/2 tsp dough enhancer
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Mix well (until it froths up ) and set aside for 10 minutes

  • In a mixing bowl combine: 
    2 whole eggs 
    1/4 cup olive oil 
    1/2 tsp salt
  • After 10 minutes combine yeast mixture with other liquids already in the mixing bowl.
  • Mix in Breads From Anna flour mix ( I do it with wooden spoon ) and mix well.
  • Put dough in greased & dusted bread pan (highly recommend la cloche!!!) and set aside for 2 hours to rise.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  • Take out of the oven, remove cloche top and let bread cool down in the cloche.

    Using this technique and the cloche, I get perfect loaves that are 14" long, 4-1/2" wide and 4" tall. Very fluffy, lots of great air bubbles and because of the cloche a crust to die for!

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