Oblong Proofing Basket and Liner
If you want to get into making your own bread, you've going to need one of these! Also called bannetons and brotforms, these baskets are hand made by master artisans in Indonesia.
How to Use: Dust the proofing 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), using the cloth liner is the simplest solution. Working flour (rice flour is particularly effective) into the cloth liner will release wet dough.
Care Instructions: Cleaning the proofing basket 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.