Cold oven

10 Dec

I found ” Cold oven” method from ” Coupe Junkies”  that is published by 2 Japanese home bakers who has developed their baking career by their blog. I had been afraid of trying the method of ” Cold start” which means you start to bake from  a cold oven.  So I finally tried it out.

I was surprised with the bread rose beautifully in the oven.   I really don’t notice the difference of the taste between ” Cold start” and ” Regular start ”  I tasted slightly more moist in the bread which is used ” Cold start”. I also felt that the sides of the bread is softer than the bread is baked normally.  I want to test to use 2 Pullmans to compare.. but I have only one Pullman. I will test it when I get another one.

This is Yippee’s Japanese style sandwich bread with water roux starter.

It is a great sandwich loaf.  It is fun to try new things.


Next:  I made a 50% whole wheat loaf, which I am still studying the formula.

  I waited until the dough reached to the top of the tin.

 After I put it in a cold oven, I set up 284F for 20 minutes. The time on the picture past 8 minutes after I put the tin.  The picture below :  You can see how much the dough rose in the oven after 8 minutes.

” Cold oven” method:

For Electric oven:

1.Spray water around the wall in the oven 4 times, then put the tin loaf in the oven.

2. Set up 140℃/ 284F for 20 minutes and  bake.

3. Increase the temperature at 200-210℃/400-410F for 20-25 minutes.


For Gas oven:  * Generally gas oven heats up faster than electric oven

1. Spray water around the wall in the oven 4 times, then put the tin loaf in the oven.

2. Set up 100℃/212F  for 10 minutes and bake.

3. Increase the temperature at 150℃/302F for 10 minutes..

* Note  You can ajust the time and the temperature because every home ovens are vary.


* How to shape and mold a mountain loaf:

( We  call the loaf : YAMA(山) SHOKU(食) PAN(パン))  山 looks like this loaf, doesn’t?

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5 responses to “Cold oven

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