How to use a banneton : How to use a proofing basket

In this video I show you how to use a banneton or how to use a proofing basket. A proofing basket can be used with a liner or without a liner. A banneton is used so that you can get that shape for your bread. A liner which comes with the proofing basket can be used if you want a plain loaf, however if you want a patterned loaf you remove the liner.

You can use this for sourdough bread or any bread of your choice. You can watch a video on how to make sourdough starter

You will need the following :

A banneton or proofing basket of any shape, you can buy one on amazon by following this link Banneton (affiliate)

Method

  • When it is your first time using the banneton remove the liner and use a pastry brush or the brush that comes with your banneton to brush the inside to remove any wood bits.(if any)
  • Sprinkle some flour in the banneton, you can use the same flour you are using for your bread but most flours end up sticking so rice flour or wholemeal flour work a lot better.
  • You make your bread dough and let it rise. For the second rise shape your bread and add a more flour on and put it in the banneton.
  • The bottom of the dough will end up as the top when you flip your bread onto your baking tray or ceramic bread pan.
  • To use the banneton with the liner you also put flour on the liner so that your dough does not stick on it.
  • Cover loosely with cling film and leave it to rise.

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