This time of year you really don't want to keep the oven on for long. We don't want to give up our bread-baking habits, though, so if you're baking enough bread for a week, or for a big meal, take a look at these new professional-sized pans from Williams-Sonoma.
The pan up top bakes up to three loaves at a time. It's from a new collection of premium bakeware made for bakeries and restaurants, and proportioned for larger home ovens. The pan is made from aluminized-steel that distributes heat quickly and evenly, and it has a silicone-glaze finish to help the loaves release smoothly.
The one at the top of the post bakes "hearth-style" breads with rounder, softer shapes. It's not a free-form boule, but it's still prettier for the bread basket.
This one below comes in two sizes: three-strap and five strap. Five loaves of bread at a time! Imagine!
• Bread Pan Set, $49 for three-strap and $74 for five-strap.