Brotform Style Bread Proofing Basket
Also known as a banneton, it is a favorite of artisan bakers for raising bread dough. The basket coils provide a beautiful shape and decor for a traditional hearth loaf look.
This basket is exceptionally well made in Europe of the highest quality natural materials.
Dust the 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.
Cleaning the Brotform 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.
Dimensions: Measures 8 1/2" inside diameter across the top and is designed for a 1 ½ lb. loaf.