Mysterious present

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by davewarne, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. davewarne

    davewarne

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    I’ve just been given a present.
    It’s a cylinder of glass 14 inches long by 3.5 inches diameter. Made by Pyrex, Corning in the U.S. It sits in a wire cradle and instructions on the glass tell not to use it without the cradle. The ends are open and, unless bits are missing, is meant to be that way.
    What do I use it for?

    Many thanks

    David.
     
  2. marzoli

    marzoli

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    Interesting piece of equipment. Never saw one of those. :D
     
  3. risa

    risa

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    risa

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    Oops.. make that Breaking Bread with Father Dominic.
     
  5. nancya

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    My mom has been using these bread tubes for years. Whenever we find one on a rummage sale or at a flea market, we pick it up for her because [we thought] you can't get them anymore. Grease the tube well, stick your dough in the center and as it raises, it'll fill the tube. Bake like you normally would and you'll have a terrific round loaf that makes cute little sandwiches, etc.
     
  6. foodnfoto

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    Wow! You all just enlightened me!
    I picked up three tin cylinders at an antique shop-about the same diameter and length, only they are shaped as a star, a heart and an oval. I bought them because they looked unique, but I never knew what they were for.
    Thanks, fellow cheftalkers!
     
  7. svadhisthana

    svadhisthana

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    Davewarne,
    Have you used this gift yet? If so, how did the bread turn out?