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Best for making healthy artisan bread
Both for home use or bread shop
Made of nature rattan and comply with EU food standard
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 12 x 6 inches at the top, 10.5 x 4 inches at the bottom. It is about 3.5-inches high.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was looking for something to hold the nice soft dough through the final proof in a shape other than the round blob that I have been doing (not that there's anything wrong with that) and this fit the bill. When the product first arrived I inspected it closely and found that while in general the workmanship was decent more care could have been taken to smooth out the wood. More specifically, there were numerous wood fibres that were sticking out a bit throughout the inside surfaces. Fearing that some of these may find their way to the bread, I proceeded to pluck them all out. Took me about 15min and the outcome I've collected and photographed (attached, with a standard shot glass for scale). It's not the end of the world and none of them are sharp but still I expected more. At least the few metal nails holding the ends of the wood sticks (as they form around a mold to the desired final shape) were all recessed and not sticking out.
This rustic proofing basket looks even better out of the box than in the stock photo here, color is lighter/creamier than pictured. Pretty sturdy for what it is and a nice feel in the hand. Great shape for sandwich loaves, though perhaps a tad bit short for the Sasafras SuperStone Covered Baker for which I'm sure most purchase it. I don't bother to flour mine, just use parchment paper to make it easier to transfer the risen dough and the finished loaf into and out of the baker. Kinda defeats a nice feature of the banneton, which would be to leave distinctly decorative rings around the bread, but I'm lazy.
The quality of the basket is good, no splinters etc. But like reviewers commented, I ordered it as it was suggested to pair with the Superstone clay baker and was disappointed that the proofed dough did not entirely fill the baker when turned into it. Can anyone tell me if another proofing basket would be a better fit?
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