Bannetons, brotforms or proving baskets are used to support the dough while it rises (proves) to give it improved structure and crust pattern, just before it goes into the oven to bake.
This 500g oval banneton made from sustainable seagrass grown and hand-woven for us by rice growers in rural Vietnam, needs only to be dusted in flour (rye is best) to prevent the dough from sticking. Between use, they should be stacked in a clean and dry place.
Just before the risen dough goes into the oven, it is tipped out of the banneton for baking and it is usual for a pattern to be cut into it for improved crust and enhanced appearance using a tool called a grignette (a handled lame or blade).
|Dough Capacity (approx)||500g|
|LxWxH (cm) (internal approx)||25.5x11x7|
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