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Couche size

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Royall Clark's picture
Royall Clark

Couche size

I was at Walmart today and found some "duck cloth" (sort a like a light canvas) for about 6 bucks a yard, so I bought a yard to see if I could make a couche. It feels like it could be a nice material to hold its shape when you make folds to hold the bread.What would you estimate the finished size to be for a hobby baker. I can't imagine making more than 4-5 baguettes at any one time.


 


Thanks,  Royall

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Floydm

A yard seems like plenty, doesn't it?  Two yards and you'd have plenty even if you wanted to double it up or fold it over the top.

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Royall Clark

The actual size of the material is 36x60. I was hoping to get two out this but don't want to make them too small to be useful. I've never seen one let alone use one but it looks handy.

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Floydm

I would imagine that two at 36x60 would be quite adequate.