For those looking to make their own DIY banneton basket, a quick proofing basket can be made in a pinch. Simply take a bread loaf pan and line it with a generous layer of flour or a clean tea towel. Using a banneton, even a homemade one, will help the bread hold its shape for the final rise.
Tip:Wet dough tends to stick to bannetons regardless of what they’re made of. To avoid any potential sticking problems, always lightly dust the banneton in flour in addition to coating the dough in flour before placing in the basket to proof. This will help the dough release seamlessly when the time comes to remove it.
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