Banneton baskets are simply proofing baskets that give support, structure and shape to the dough during its final rise. They come in different shapes and sizes — can be round, oval or oblong and from small to extra large sizes. Because of this, bakers must assure that the dough quantity aligns with the size of the banneton basket.
So, what banneton size should you use?
ROUND BANNETON BASKETS:
- 8 Inch bannetons are for 500 gram or 1 pound of dough
- 10 Inch banneton are for 1 Kg or 2 pounds of dough
- 8 Inch bannetons are for 500g or 1 pound of dough
- 10 Inch bannetons are for 750g or 1.65 pounds of dough
Also, don’t forget to dust the basket generously with flour and lightly shake off excess amount. For proofing wet dough, line the basket with a floured linen liner (rice flour is particularly effective). Linen liner reduces sticking of wet dough to the basket and produces a smooth crust.