Challenger Breadware & Loaf Story Worldwide Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of three copies of Loaf Story: A Love Letter to Bread, with Recipes by Tim Hayward with one grand prize winner receiving a Challenger Bread Pan.

Loaf Story: A Love Letter to Bread, with Recipes is a food book about bread, not a book on baking bread. It details the role bread plays in people’s lives all over the world and how it has been adapted and used in so many dishes. It has always been the food of the poor and yet now we routinely pay big money for an artisanal loaf. Few things smell better than a loaf of baking bread. Even if you are watching the dreaded “carb” not many can pass up a slice of fresh bread with butter. People with gluten sensitivities now can bake up tempting gluten-free loaves.

The cultural significance of a loaf of bread, from the British and American white sliced loaf to the French baguette, Scandinavian rye, and the uber-trendy Japanese katsu sando, is diverse. I found this book a very interesting read and am always happy to find recipes that utilize bread whether baked myself or purchased.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this book and shares the introduction and some background on a few of the recipes. Below we are sharing one full recipe. 

Fonduta
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  • 500g (1lb 2oz) fontina or fontal, rind removed
  • 500ml (17½fl oz) milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 1 loaf Italian white bread, to serve
  • salt and black pepper

Finely chop or coarsely grate the cheese. Prepare a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pan of water and, as soon as the water is simmering, add the cheese and milk and heat until the cheese is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.

Beat the egg yolks until smooth and homogenous. Slowly pour the yolks into the fonduta in a thin stream, mixing thoroughly with a whisk or silicone spoonula as you go. It is important to do this gently, keeping the heat low, so that the eggs don’t scramble. Taste and season. Serve with Italian bread for dipping.


Challenger Breadware has perfected the craft of baking bread at home with their bread pan. The thick black cast iron of the bread pan delivers uniform, radiant heat to your bread and the domed lid allows space for a beautiful rise. Once you remove the lid, the base continues to radiate heat around your bread for beautiful crusts with darkened ears. The pan also traps the right amount of steam for baking perfect bread.

I recommend reading Jim and Lisa Challengers’ story of bread here.

I have made several loaves of bread in this magnificent pan. The first few loaves were not “pretty”. Below you will find a photo of a loaf that was reasonable to look at – I am still working on my shaping. Now that the cooler months are upon me here in Colorado and I have stocked up on bread flour and yeast I hope to be a worthy bread baker by spring of next year.

You can do far more than bread in this magnificent piece of bakeware. Think pizza, rolls, and more. I am babying my pan and using parchment but that isn’t necessary. See the FAQ section under Care and Use.

Challenger Breadware has a YouTube channel that shares wonderful baking tutorials on techniques which I am finding very helpful.

Challenger Breadware ships free in the US with a purchase over $70.00 and they will ship worldwide, too! See the FAQ section for more information on shipping as well as baking help and more.

Special thanks to the publisher for offering three copies of this title and to Challenger Breadware for providing one of their fantastic pans in this worldwide giveaway.

Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Visit the Challenger Breadware shop site and leave a second comment about which item(s) you would like in your baker’s arsenal?

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Special thanks to Quadrille for a copy of the book to review and enjoy and to Challenger Breadware for providing me one of their bread pans to test out. It really has made a difference in my bread creations.

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222 Comments

  • lean1  on  September 29, 2020

    Grilled cheese is a must!

  • lean1  on  September 29, 2020

    Heat resistant gloves.

  • southerncooker  on  September 29, 2020

    Queso fundido

  • southerncooker  on  September 29, 2020

    Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • mcrimmins  on  September 29, 2020

    Tamago Sando

  • Shelley.b  on  September 29, 2020

    Ultimate tuna salad

  • mcrimmins  on  September 29, 2020

    The Bread Pan

  • matag  on  September 29, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • Shelley.b  on  September 29, 2020

    Ankarsrum mixer

  • JanetF2  on  September 29, 2020

    The skordalia.

  • matag  on  September 29, 2020

    Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for Bread

  • stepspior  on  September 29, 2020

    challenger-bread-pan

  • dadekian  on  September 29, 2020

    The French Dip!

  • stepspior  on  September 29, 2020

    Salade Niçoise sandwich loaf (Pan bagnat)

  • dadekian  on  September 29, 2020

    The Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  September 29, 2020

    Speculaas pain perdu

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  September 29, 2020

    Ankarsrum mixer

  • rlmolnar  on  September 29, 2020

    I’d try the Zuni-inspired roast chicken.

  • rlmolnar  on  September 29, 2020

    Other than the bread pan (of course!), I’d love the 11inch oval banneton.

  • lauriesk  on  September 29, 2020

    The French Dip

  • lauriesk  on  September 29, 2020

    Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for Bread

  • AlexHH  on  September 29, 2020

    I’d like to try the Speculaas Pain Perdu!

  • AlexHH  on  September 29, 2020

    I’d love to try the Ankarsrum Mixer! https://challengerbreadware.com/product/ankarsrum-original-stand-mixer-white/

  • ravensfan  on  September 29, 2020

    ‘Carpetbagger’ Monte Cristo

  • ravensfan  on  September 29, 2020

    The Original Ankarsrum Mixer, Black Diamond

  • kmn4  on  September 29, 2020

    Mince on toast

  • kmn4  on  September 29, 2020

    Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for Bread, Red

  • LeMinou  on  September 29, 2020

    Heat resistant gloves

  • LeMinou  on  September 29, 2020

    Carpetbagger monte cristo

  • Prairiegirlbaking  on  September 30, 2020

    The Chip Butty as it’s a UK favourite

  • GillB  on  September 30, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • Prairiegirlbaking  on  September 30, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan is the first thing I’d buy.

  • Dukkah_queen55  on  September 30, 2020

    The Zuni inspired grilled chicken bread salad

  • riley  on  September 30, 2020

    Speculaas pain perdu

  • riley  on  September 30, 2020

    Zatoba walnut bread lame

  • hisforhome  on  September 30, 2020

    Gribiche-y tartare sauce sounds like a great take on an egg sandwich!

  • JRumi  on  September 30, 2020

    Winston Churchill’s cheesy fingers

  • dbranigan27  on  September 30, 2020

    I would try Winston Churchill’s cheesy fingers.

  • dbranigan27  on  September 30, 2020

    I could really use the Challenger Bench Knife.

  • nkeesom  on  September 30, 2020

    Scandinavian rye

  • SheBiss  on  September 30, 2020

    One-eyed Egyptians

  • hbakke  on  September 30, 2020

    Winston Churchill’s cheesy fingers

  • hbakke  on  September 30, 2020

    The Original Ankarsrum Mixer, Black Diamond

  • Kristjudy  on  September 30, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • Kristjudy  on  September 30, 2020

    The bread pan

  • fizzgig  on  September 30, 2020

    I want to try Winston Churchill’s cheesy fingers. Yum!

  • fizzgig  on  September 30, 2020

    I would love, love, love to add a grain mill to my baking arsenal. They have some reaaally nice looking ones on their site!

  • Siegal  on  September 30, 2020

    Yum prawn toast

  • Siegal  on  September 30, 2020

    Bread pan

  • kaivulagi  on  September 30, 2020

    Patty melt

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  September 30, 2020

    Hot, honeyed pig-dip

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  September 30, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • sarahawker  on  October 1, 2020

    The French Dip

  • sarahawker  on  October 1, 2020

    The Challenger Bread pan of course but I also actually need a lame.

  • Kblg  on  October 1, 2020

    French Onion Soup

  • Kblg  on  October 1, 2020

    Banneton baskets! And the bread pan…

  • rchesser  on  October 1, 2020

    ‘Carpetbagger’ Monte Cristo.

  • rchesser  on  October 1, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  October 1, 2020

    Bread Pakora

  • DarcyVaughn  on  October 1, 2020

    11-Inch Oval Banneton Basket

  • JudithCocks  on  October 1, 2020

    Tuna melt

  • thecharlah  on  October 1, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • thecharlah  on  October 1, 2020

    The French Dip

  • TheWhiteThali  on  October 1, 2020

    The French Dip😋

  • maisietoo  on  October 2, 2020

    I’d like to add the Serrated Bread Knife.

  • maisietoo  on  October 2, 2020

    I’d try The Chip Butty!

  • nellia33  on  October 2, 2020

    i would love a banneton basket, as it is quite difficult to find here 🙂

  • Saddlerscott  on  October 2, 2020

    Heat resistant gloves

  • sgreiff  on  October 2, 2020

    Bread ‘pond’ pudding

  • sgreiff  on  October 2, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • miggsy  on  October 2, 2020

    Speculaas pain perdu

  • miggsy  on  October 2, 2020

    Heat resistant gloves!

  • laureljean  on  October 2, 2020

    Winston Churchill’s Cheesy Fingers

  • laureljean  on  October 2, 2020

    Challenger Bread Pan

  • Aprils01  on  October 2, 2020

    Patty melt! Yum

  • aroshaliny  on  October 2, 2020

    Carpetbagger monte cristo

  • aroshaliny  on  October 2, 2020

    i would buy The Challenger Bread Pan

  • Roosta  on  October 2, 2020

    The chip butty

  • Lindsey_M  on  October 2, 2020

    hoping to win…

  • Sanyo12  on  October 2, 2020

    Shellfish on toast

  • Sanyo12  on  October 2, 2020

    French onion soup

  • Sanyo12  on  October 2, 2020

    Bread pan!

  • hrk  on  October 2, 2020

    upma

  • t.t  on  October 2, 2020

    Kare pan

  • t.t  on  October 2, 2020

    I’d love the Challenger bread pan, but I’ve been eyeing an Ankarsrum Mixer for awhile…

  • hrk  on  October 3, 2020

    proofing box

  • SuzyP  on  October 3, 2020

    I would love to try The Katsu Doorstep

  • SuzyP  on  October 3, 2020

    I would absolutely love to have the Challenger Bread Pan! 🙂

  • LaurenE  on  October 3, 2020

    skordalia

  • LaurenE  on  October 3, 2020

    proofing box

  • roxlet  on  October 3, 2020

    The bread pan

  • CazzaJ  on  October 3, 2020

    Chip butty 100%!

  • RickPearson54  on  October 3, 2020

    Grilled cheese

  • RickPearson54  on  October 3, 2020

    bread pan

  • KevinSeattle  on  October 3, 2020

    I would like to try the Croquetas

  • DannyBaby  on  October 3, 2020

    Prawn Toast. Yummy

  • DannyBaby  on  October 3, 2020

    The red Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for Bread is beautiful. Need to start saving,

  • MrKaplan  on  October 3, 2020

    Passatelli

  • dusksunset  on  October 3, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • dusksunset  on  October 3, 2020

    Proofing box

  • janv  on  October 3, 2020

    Gazpacho

  • janv  on  October 3, 2020

    How could you not dream of owning the The Original Ankarsrum Mixer?

  • ceejayen  on  October 3, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  October 3, 2020

    Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • sallansd  on  October 3, 2020

    The meatball sub would be yummy

  • sallansd  on  October 3, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan would be amazing to have

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  October 4, 2020

    I’d like to make salade Niçoise sandwich loaf (Pan bagnat).

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  October 4, 2020

    I would love to have the 11-Inch Oval Banneton Basket.

  • DareKal  on  October 4, 2020

    The Zatoba Walnut Bread is my pick because It would be interesting to compare the results with my recipe.

  • DareKal  on  October 4, 2020

    My baking arsenal would be boosted by the Mockmill Lino 200 Grain Mill.

  • MarciK  on  October 4, 2020

    The meatball sub

  • MarciK  on  October 4, 2020

    The Challeger bread pan & Zatoba walnut bread lame

  • jluvs2bake  on  October 4, 2020

    ‘Carpetbagger’ Monte Cristo

  • jluvs2bake  on  October 4, 2020

    The Challenger bread pan is amazing, and I’d love to have a second one — I always have to fake my second loaf in a cast iron Dutch oven or wait to do it after the first Challenger loaf is finished (not ideal). Other than that, I have been wanting the KoMo Duett 200 for a couple years, so I wouldn’t mind trying the Mockmill Pro 200 Grain Mill instead! 🙂

  • mpdeb98  on  October 4, 2020

    Carpetbagger Monte Cristo and the temperature controlled proofing box

  • Carpecookie  on  October 4, 2020

    “Carpetbagger’s” Monte Cristo

  • Carpecookie  on  October 4, 2020

    Everything on the site looks tempting. After the Challenger bread pan, the next item I’d buy is the walnut bread lame.

  • PhillyOcon  on  October 5, 2020

    Grilled Cheese because it’s at about my skill level.

  • PhillyOcon  on  October 5, 2020

    The Mockmill Stone Grain Mill Attachment For Stand Mixers looks great.

  • nvernon  on  October 5, 2020

    Kare pan

  • thewoobdog  on  October 5, 2020

    Ooooh. I really want to try the Valpellinentze!

  • thewoobdog  on  October 5, 2020

    I feel like the Challenger Bread Pan would really up my bread-baking game.

  • nvernon  on  October 5, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • TammyDee  on  October 5, 2020

    Well, I’ve been a grilled cheese fan since childhood, so I’d try that first.

  • TammyDee  on  October 5, 2020

    I’d like to try the Challenger Bread Knife, too. It can be hard to find a good knife to cut bread.

  • moralla  on  October 5, 2020

    Lobster chowder

  • moralla  on  October 5, 2020

    bread pan

  • damjih  on  October 6, 2020

    Speculaas pain perdu – sounds amazing, plus my roomate wont eat any cause shes off the sugar right now, muhaha ~

  • MarioDubsky  on  October 6, 2020

    The Zuni style roast chicken.

  • MarioDubsky  on  October 6, 2020

    Brød & Taylor Temperature Controlled Proofing Box would be something of an addition.

  • debbiehb  on  October 6, 2020

    Tuna melt

  • debbiehb  on  October 6, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • jd5761  on  October 6, 2020

    Prawn Toast

  • jd5761  on  October 6, 2020

    Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for Bread

  • NellyBingo  on  October 7, 2020

    Something nice and easy like tuna melt to make with the children.

  • NellyBingo  on  October 7, 2020

    Nice web site with good quality products. I’d pick the flour scoop and curved bread lame to start with.

  • maci234  on  October 7, 2020

    prawn toast

  • Dendav  on  October 7, 2020

    The French dip

  • IonaCornish  on  October 7, 2020

    Devilled kidneys [on toast]

  • Natlovesgib  on  October 7, 2020

    The meatball sub

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  October 8, 2020

    the hot, honeyed pig-dip found on page 256 … the name alone is appetizing

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  October 8, 2020

    would like to add a bench knife and lame to my baker’s arsenal

  • upstatemissy  on  October 9, 2020

    I would try the Bacon fat-fried bread with mash and ketchup first. It just sounds so interesting.

  • upstatemissy  on  October 9, 2020

    I would also like to have the Challenger Bench Knife.

  • annieski  on  October 9, 2020

    UPMA!

  • annieski  on  October 9, 2020

    The Challenger Bread Pan

  • charlotte846  on  October 9, 2020

    Would love to try the Tamago Sando – I love Tim Hayward and have heard him talk about this before, would definitely be first on my list to try.

  • Steben  on  October 9, 2020

    The Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • Steben  on  October 9, 2020

    Tuna melt

  • lene  on  October 9, 2020

    I world love The Challenger Bread pan

  • lene  on  October 9, 2020

    Upma

  • Tabby72  on  October 9, 2020

    I’d make Prawn toast.

  • Tabby72  on  October 9, 2020

    I”d love the bread pan!

  • NaomiH  on  October 9, 2020

    Bread pakora

  • NaomiH  on  October 9, 2020

    Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • Steben  on  October 9, 2020

    Bread pan

  • Ren23  on  October 9, 2020

    The Komo Classic Grain Mill, Beech

  • Ren23  on  October 9, 2020

    Salade Niçoise sandwich loaf

  • SkyBright  on  October 9, 2020

    The Coring Kidneys would be my choice but no idea what that is in detail.

  • SkyBright  on  October 9, 2020

    The Challenger Crossback Apron by Hedley & Bennett.

  • bopper  on  October 10, 2020

    scrambled eggs

  • bopper  on  October 10, 2020

    The Challenger Bench Knife

  • DesterJester  on  October 10, 2020

    Cooking Mushroms

  • DesterJester  on  October 10, 2020

    The 9-Inch Triangle Banneton Proofing Basket. Mine is slightly cracked.

  • Isis1981uk  on  October 11, 2020

    Bacon fat-fried bread with mash and ketchup

  • oreganoca  on  October 11, 2020

    Speculaas Pain Perdu

  • oreganoca  on  October 11, 2020

    Challenger Bread Pan

  • MaryCunningham86  on  October 12, 2020

    Herring roes on toast!

  • TommyGrrrr  on  October 12, 2020

    The French Dip.

  • TommyGrrrr  on  October 12, 2020

    the Challenger Bench Knife.

  • verorenee  on  October 12, 2020

    The chip butty

  • verorenee  on  October 12, 2020

    The challenger bread pan

  • eyupitsjohn  on  October 12, 2020

    Look, I’d make anything and everything from this book. Bread is something I eat every single day, without fail 🙂

  • NilzaSalsa  on  October 13, 2020

    The Heat Resistant Gloves look good and sturdy. I keep burning my arms in the oven.

  • NilzaSalsa  on  October 13, 2020

    Bacon fat-fried bread with mash and ketchup

  • NilzaSalsa  on  October 13, 2020

    One-eyed Egyptians. What is that?

  • Pizzacat13  on  October 13, 2020

    Zuni-inspired Roast chicken and Bread Salad.

  • Pizzacat13  on  October 13, 2020

    The bread pan looks amazing, but tbh I am in love with the Challenger cross back apron.

  • ManuelJo  on  October 14, 2020

    Scrambled Eggs

  • ManuelJo  on  October 14, 2020

    Mockmill Stone Grain Mill Attachment For Stand Mixers

  • DareKal  on  October 14, 2020

    I would try the “Tamago sando” first.

  • artthecat  on  October 14, 2020

    Upma

  • RuthHarwood  on  October 16, 2020

    Salade Niçoise sandwich loaf

  • vhfvhf  on  October 17, 2020

    Fonduta

  • virjeania  on  October 18, 2020

    I would love to try Shellfish on toast

  • virjeania  on  October 18, 2020

    I would like the Banneton Basket

  • clairew137  on  October 18, 2020

    Zatoba Walnut Bread Lame

  • sarahkatef  on  October 19, 2020

    Tamago Sando

  • inflytur  on  October 19, 2020

    Hot spiced crab. It’s something I remember my mother serving as a fancy dish at Tupperware parties.

  • inflytur  on  October 19, 2020

    Mockmill Stand Mixer Attachment

  • gilmonster  on  October 19, 2020

    french dip

  • gilmonster  on  October 19, 2020

    bench knife

  • Lora724  on  October 20, 2020

    The meatball sub.

  • Lora724  on  October 20, 2020

    I’ve been wanting the challenger bread pan!

  • calguire  on  October 21, 2020

    Speculaas pain perdu

  • calguire  on  October 21, 2020

    The challenger bread pan

  • MoHachi  on  October 22, 2020

    Carpetbagger Monte Cristo

  • MoHachi  on  October 22, 2020

    Serrated Bread Knife

  • debra24  on  October 22, 2020

    Prawn Toast

  • acecil  on  October 23, 2020

    Carpetbagger Monte Christo

  • Orchard14  on  October 23, 2020

    Winton Churchill’s Cheesy Fingers

  • michelle666  on  October 24, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • rejcooks  on  October 24, 2020

    Crab cakes

  • rejcooks  on  October 24, 2020

    The bread pan. Wow!

  • amylou61  on  October 24, 2020

    I’d try the Tuna Melt recipe

  • amylou61  on  October 24, 2020

    I’d like to have the Brød & Taylor Temperature Controlled Proofing Box for my bread baking

  • Dannausc  on  October 26, 2020

    Tuna melt

  • Dannausc  on  October 26, 2020

    The challenger bench knife

  • EmilyR  on  October 26, 2020

    Queso fundido

  • EmilyR  on  October 26, 2020

    Any of the mockmills

  • Shelmar  on  October 26, 2020

    Gazpacho

  • Shelmar  on  October 26, 2020

    Challenger bread pan

  • hwg3141  on  October 26, 2020

    Ultimate tuna salad

  • katiefish  on  October 26, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • Onlyhumanjelly  on  October 26, 2020

    Bacon fat-fried bread with mash and ketchup

  • Onlyhumanjelly  on  October 26, 2020

    Brød & Taylor Temperature Controlled Proofing Box

  • shahedc  on  October 26, 2020

    Prawn toast

  • shahedc  on  October 26, 2020

    The Bread Pan

  • banba1  on  October 27, 2020

    ‘Carpetbagger’ Monte Cristo

  • banba1  on  October 27, 2020

    Brød & Taylor Temperature Controlled Proofing Box

  • Belene  on  October 27, 2020

    Shellfish on toast

  • Laura1  on  October 27, 2020

    French Onion Soup and the challenger bread pan

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