Bake bread like you’ve
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The Challenger Bread Pan®
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Get to know the Challenger Bread Pan®

The perfect loaf of artisan bread with every bake. It’s the only cast iron pan designed and fabricated for baking better bread every time.
Baking one own’s bread has become more and more of a habit and now I have decided to make time to adopt that habit in my household. Where I once made my own baguettes and my own croissants because there were no great bakeries, now @balthazarbakery and @bakednyc and @petrossiannyc and @biencuit provide us with great product but now I have the urge to do my own again — using my niece @sophieslaterwellness sourdough starter and a fabulous new @challengerbreadware iron pan.
Martha Stewart, @marthastewart48
The handles are at the right spot, keeping my hands safe when grabbing the pan in and out of the oven. It’s large enough so I can bake 1.2 kg doughs and still get a great oven kick. It really traps the steam and the heat, and it’s pretty easy to bake two loaves one after the other, re-heating the pan just for 15 minutes between bakes. Deep, golden crust, thin and crispy, with light yellowish-brown colors, to black ears, the loaves come out of the oven with a remarkable charisma and rusticity.
François Thibeault, Bread Magazine, @breadmag
This is a beautifully designed pan! It won’t chip or scratch like my enameled Dutch ovens have and the walls are significantly thicker as well. The heavy domed lid and low profile bottom make a great seal keeping the steam right where you want it. I am looking forward to baking with these pans for many years to come.
Mike Hilburn, The Sourdough Podcast, @thesourdoughpodcast

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