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A sturdy basket made from natural rattan
Comply with German Food, Articles of Daily Use and Feed Code (LFGB), section 30 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
Commercial Strength with high quality material and heavy duty construction
The loaf will sport a gorgeous pattern of floury rings circling the deep-golden crust.
Hand wash with warm water and keep dry after clean
Rattan banneton is great for proofing your bread. These are also known as "brotforms" or "proofing baskets". These baskets are used both to provide the loaf with shape and to wick moisture from the crust. When dough is risen, turn it out onto a pan to bake. The loaf will sport a gorgeous pattern of floury rings circling the deep-golden crust. Measures approximately 10 inches in diameter at the top, 5.5 inches in diameter at the bottom. Height is about 3.25 to 3.5 inches. Comply with German Food, Articles of Daily Use and Feed Code (LFGB), section 30 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This basket took my bread to a new level and I'd recommend it.
I am an amateur bread maker, having recently received a sourdough starter from King Arthur as a gift. I have been letting my dough rise in a boule form on a flat surface, and wanted to try something new. I saw a video where an artisinal bread baker was using bannetons to make beautiful loaves and wanted to give it a shot.
First, a note about the product name: calling it a "banneton brotform" is like saying "automobile car". A banneton is a shallow bowl used for proofing bread. Brotform is German and means "bread mold". They are essentially synonyms.
I have used my banneton a few times now and I've had exactly the results I had hoped for. The spiral cane shape leaves a fantastic pattern on the loaf, and it provides great structure for the dough to rise. The wicker also draws moisture away from the dough, helping to create an awesome crust. I've given a few of these...
I used it for proofing my sourdough bread. The result is simply amazing. The loaf kept the shape of the basket and had a nice design all over it. I now know why my breads never had a perfect crust no matter what I did before - I did not own this basket :-) When bread is proofing in the basket, moisture from the top layer (and only from the top) gets absorbed into the basket; this generates the most pefect crust one could imagine. Any other container that is made of plastic, metal, etc. will not produce the same result.
UPDATE: I have ordered a second one as it is so much better than any other alternatives. I usually bake two loafs, start eating one and freeze the other for later consumption. It saves a lot of preparation/baking time and saves on gas (oven energy). Owning one basket, I had my other loaf proofing in a pot with a linen liner. I thought it will generate a similar result with the moisture absorbing effect. Doing so created a natural experiment where I could...
I wasn't overjoyed with this product at first as flour didn't coat it very well and soft highly hydrated dough didn't release at all well, but with continued use, as flour began to fill the interstices and stay there, it became a reliably good product, and I use it routinely now.
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