I don't have a proofing basket, so what is a good sub.?
I think this site is great! I just got into baking bread, I love to cook and bake sweets so it was a pretty natural step. However I do not have tons of equipment, I have two different stones and thats about it I have been using bowls to mix and 1st proof in Then I punch down and shape and let rise again but I put the bread on a metal pan and put in oven then when the pan gets hot it bends and knocks down the bread, very disappointing. I'd like to use the stones but they have to be heated beforehand, then I saw a proofing basket looks cool but I havn't got one yet so what would be a good sub.? All advice is welcome.