Rattan Proofing baskets, or banneton, are popular in artisan baking. They support the dough while it rises during the fermentation process, giving a uniform shape and they allow the distinctive ridge of the basket to imprint on the crust. This results in a beautiful, hand-crafted loaf that looks like it sells for a small fortune at specialised bakeries 🥖
We gave our Recipe Development team a selection of proving baskets to test and these were the clear winners. They hold a big 1.25kg dough and their shape resulted in an attractive loaf that baked beautifully - and was delicious!!
Our custom-fitted fabric lining whisks away extra moisture from your dough, resulting in a smooth and crispy crust. It's the best of both worlds 🤷🏼♀️
It is made of rattan, it's a strong, natural and durable material, and can therefore be reused at will.
Be sure to flour your basket before popping your dough into prove and tag us on Instagram with @thermomixnz to show us your creations!
OVAL - Length: 28.5 cm, Width: 17.5 cm, Height: 7.5 cm
ROUND - 23cm diameter, Height: 8 cm
Maybe I’ve missed something, but how is the cover used, ie do you proof dough straight in basket then use cover over the top of dough? The instructions suggest you oil and flour basket first so assuming you remove cover and it used later as a cover sorry if a silly question just instructions not very clear re where the cover comes into play.
Thanks for your question Lynette. The liner in the basket isn't recommended to use as a proofing cover, instead, the liner is placed inside the basket for the bread to prove within it. It is used to whisk away extra moisture from your dough, resulting in a smooth and crispy crust. The liner is optional and can be taken out depending on your preferences. If you prove your bread without the liner your bread will form a beautiful pattern from the basket alone. I hope that makes sense.
These bread proofing baskets are exactly what I wanted for my sourdough, just the right size and good quality.
can't wait to try, sturdy so should last for ages