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Brotform Flour Requirement

tjkoko's picture
tjkoko

Brotform Flour Requirement

Greetings and the question I pose is this:


From Fantes I own their largest brotform having the dimensions of 17" long x 6 1/2" wide x 3" height.  What is it's optimum flour content?  Judging from the brotform specifications listed at Kerekes; I feel that its purpose in life ranges from 7-8 Cups of flour.  Anyone out there have solid experience with this size of brotform????? 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

But if you try a recipe and it comes out short, roll up a floured cloth and place at one or both ends or make a long coil to go around the dough on the sides.  Have to big a form for the dough can lead to a flat loaf.


Mini

xaipete's picture
xaipete

The San Francisco Baking Institute gives some helpful information on dough weight and brotform size.


http://www.sfbi.com/baking_supplies.html


--Pamela

tjkoko's picture
tjkoko

I emailed an inquiry to Brotform.com as follows:    Greetings and I own the kasskönnen® Brotform 17'' Oblong Bread Proofing Basket/Banneton. How many cups of flour is this brotform rated for? 7-8
cups of flour?


 


Here's their reply:   The 17'' can hold 3 - 4 pound, about 30 oz of flour.   thanks brotform.com


 

xaipete's picture
xaipete

30 oz. of flour or dough?


--Pamela

tjkoko's picture
tjkoko

I assume dough: approx 8C of KA AP flour + 3.4C water.  Yeah, I hate the lack of standardization in expression given out by baking [equpiment] establishments.