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Basic Dough (Bread Cloche)

Basic Dough (Bread Cloche)
Cook Time: 1-1.5 hours Temperature: 400°F


  • 1 ¾ cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. wheat gluten
  • 4 – 4 ½ cups high protein bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. instant yeast


Preheat oven to 400F degrees with the Emile Henry Cloche base in the oven. Place warm water, oil, honey, salt and gluten into the bowl of an electric mixer or into a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients on low speed with the bread hook attachment and allow ingredients to blend together (about 1 minute). Add about 2 cups of flour and then yeast. Turn speed up to a low/medium and add another cup of flour. Mix for another minute and then add remaining flour and adjust speed to medium and mix for another 4-6 minutes. Once the dough has been thoroughly kneaded, immediately take it out of the mixer and shape it into a round loaf. When the oven is at 400F, carefully take the base out of the oven, sprinkle with a little all-purpose flour and place the shaped dough onto the hot base. Cover with the lid and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes. If you want more color on your bread, remove the lid and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Emile Henry Products Used

Bread Cloche
Regular price $169.95