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What are Banneton Baskets and How to Use Them

What are Banneton Baskets and How to Use Them

What are banneton baskets? Different types of bread look attractive when they are well formed.  Artisan bakers use proofing baskets to achieve that perfect symmetrical round loaves of bread known as  boules. Proofing baskets are called bannetons or brotforms, they give structure and shape to the dough during its final rise. They may vary in shapes and sizes, can be round, oval or oblong and from small (8 inches) to extra large sizes (12 inches).  Most baskets are made of rattan but some are made out of cane, wicker, spruce pulp, terracotta or polyethylene. A banneton basket made of rattan...

Jan 08, 2016

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Care Guide for Banneton Basket

Care Guide for Banneton Basket

New banneton baskets need to be conditioned before use. They work best if they have thin build up of flour and moisture. In this condition, your dough will not stick to the basket. It will just glide smoothly when removed from the banneton after proofing.   Initial Treatment (Conditioning) With a spray gun, mist banneton with water. Dust the basket with flour generously. Shake off the excess flour lightly. Daily Use Dust banneton with flour before use. After use, brush with a soft bristle the excess flour, tap lightly. This is done to build up a thin layer of flour and...

Jan 08, 2016

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