500g / 1.1lb Oval Cane Banneton or Proofing Basket


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Cane (rattan) bannetons have a spiral pattern that imprints onto the dough giving it that "sourdough signature". Our cane bannetons or bread proofing baskets are designed to hold about 500g / 1.1lb dough during the final proof, in order to help the dough hold its shape during baking.

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Dust liberally with a non-wheat flour such as rye, or our favourite here, rice flour, to avoid sticking before carefully placing your dusted and shaped dough top-side down into your basket.

Once it has proofed (almost doubled in volume), carefully tipped out into a baking dome, Dutch Oven, onto a sheet, baking stone or your peel dusted with semolina flour and then score with a lame for baking.

If you are using a baking dome or Dutch Oven, replace the dome and place in the oven. To make things even easier, you could use a BreadMat.

Between use: allow the banneton to dry out, brush out the excess flour and store in a dry place ready for your next use.

Banneton Specification:
Dough Capacity: 500g / 1.1lb (nominal)
Material: Cane (Rattan)

Internal (LxWxH): 22x13x7.5cm (± 0.5cm) across the top
External (LxWxH): 23.5x14.5x8cm  (± 0.5cm) across the top


Note that bannetons are NOT designed to go into your oven.

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How to Choose and Use Your Proofing Basket or Banneton

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Your transition from hobbyist to baking maestro... The rite of passage that signifies the change from happy home baker to budding artisan bread maestro begins perhaps at the moment you start to unwrap the proofing basket or banneton that you finally decided you had to order from BakeryBits. This is the day you start to craft the shape and crust of your bread more finely, and from that point ... Read more