I want to make a round challah loaf with a well in the middle. Can I bake the bread using an empty ramekin to hold the shape I want? The ramekin I want to use is Pyrex, and I've used it to make creme brûlée, but is it safe for it to bake empty?
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I would fill the ramekin about three quarters full with water...as I sometimes put one in the oven when baking bread.
This way, you get the challah center hole, safety so the ramekin doesn'the Crack, benefit of the moisture in the oven.
I will give that a try! Thanks, Nancy!
Sheree - glad to help.
The reason for the water, by the way, is to create steam in the oven and help develop the crust.