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Playing around with bannetons

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breadsong

Playing around with bannetons

Hello, I made a batch of Mr. Hamelman's Oatmeal Bread to make some bread today, so I could use my new bannetons!

My sweet little niece is turning 6. I wanted to make a bread design to go with her 6th birthday card, to form part of her gift for her birthday party tomorrow. This is 220g dough, 5" round banneton, and a small bit of Mr. Hamelman's pate morte colored with cinnamon to make the "happy face":


This is 500g dough, 16cm square banneton (I scored along the lines created by the banneton):


I've got some pate morte left over; will try to freeze to use for future projects.
Regards, breadsong

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arlo

I love the use of the decorative bread on the loaves, very cute.


That bottom banneton intrigued me, where did you come by it?


 

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breadsong

Hello arlo,

Thank you! I picked up the square banneton at the IBIE show in Vegas in September.
There was a gentleman selling them at the SFBI booth, who gave me a catalogue...which had a web address:
www.herbert-birnbaum.de
http://www.herbert-birnbaum.de/GB/gravuren.html
(this page has the engraved baskets like the one I found)


SFBI might be (the) (a) North American source for these baskets?:
www.sfbi.com


Regards, breadsong