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)
Gluten free flour (I use rice flour)
- 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)
- Brush some water or use a spray bottle of water to wet the bannetom
- 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 any gluten free flour, I use rice flour works 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.