Sunday, November 13, 2016

Handmade Stoneware Bread Baker

A couple of months ago, I bought a handmade stoneware pottery bread baker from David Howard in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

His work was recommended by a good friend from Tennessee, and I remember making yummy fresh bread in an automatic bread maker years ago.

The problem is the family didn’t like cylindrical bread, so I used the appliance to process the dough, then baked it in a glass loaf pan in the oven. Humbug.

Plus, there was just too much bread when all was said and done. So I stopped baking.

The bread baker comes with a passel of recipes; the first one I picked was cranberry walnut bread (pic at right).

A couple of weeks later, I made pumpkin bread just in time for Halloween. Both came out delicious, and when slathered with sweet butter, were extremely drool-worthy.

The piece is a work of art; I almost didn’t want to use it. But I did, and I’m glad.

You can check out David Howard’s Handmade Stoneware Pottery online at He takes orders online, on the phone, or by mail. And he doesn’t just offer bread bakers. He’s got stoneware of all kinds in his shop.

I highly recommend his work.

No comments: