Oval Brotform Proofing Basket
Made of natural cane that’s hand woven in Europe following a century old tradition. Made in the same fashion as the round coiled proofing basket. This one is ideal for forming loaves intended for baking in the Romertopf Clay Baker. It will hold the desired shape of the dough during rising and make it easier to turn the risen dough into your Romertopf or other hot baking surface for baking.
Dust the basket with flour and the risen dough drops easily onto your baking surface. For proofing very wet doughs, as called for with the popular no knead bread recipes, for example, the optional cloth liner (see below) is the simplest solution. Working flour (rice flour is particularly effective) into the cloth liner will release wet dough.
Cleaning the Brotform is usually just a matter of tapping it on the edge of your kitchen sink. If necessary, rinse it out with hot water with your faucet in spray mode. Shake off excess water and place upside down over still warm oven to dry quickly. Don’t use soap.
Inside dimensions: 10″ long x 6″ wide at the rim. Tapering down to 7 3/4″ x 4″ at the base. Designed to accomodate up to a 1 1/2 pound loaf.