Bread Proofing Basket & Liner

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An essential supply for the artisanal home baker. Also known as a "banneton" or "brotform," the proofing basket allows for the final rise or proof of your loaf before placing in the oven. This round proofing basket creates the perfect shape for a round "boule" sourdough loaf and leaves a beautiful spiral pattern on the crust.

The proofing basket must be heavily dusted with corn meal or a combination of rice flour and whole wheat flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Should be covered with a damp cloth or plastic bag to prevent the dough from drying out during the proofing stage.

With this proofing basket and other bread making tools, you will be well on your way to baking delicious and beautiful artisanal breads at home!

  • 9 x 4 inches
  • Rattan
  • Includes liner
  • Liner 100% natural, unbleached cotton fabric
  • Recipe dough weight: 1.5-2.5 lbs or 680-1130 grams
  • Recipe flour volume: 3-4.5 cups
  • 8.5 inches inside diameter at the rim

How to Use: Dust the proofing basket with flour and the risen dough drops easily onto your baking surface. For proofing very wet doughs, as called for with the popular no knead bread recipes, for example, the optional cloth liner (see below) is the simplest solution. Working flour (rice flour is particularly effective) into the cloth liner will release wet dough.

Care Instructions: Cleaning the Brotform proofing basket is usually just a matter of tapping it on the edge of your kitchen sink. If necessary, rinse it out with hot water with your faucet in spray mode. Shake off excess water and place upside down over still warm oven to dry quickly. Don’t use soap.