Unwelcome Life Forms
Good day all,
To my dismay, I pulled two bannetons down from a cabinet today and discovered evidence of critters: one dead bug, several small holes in the flour still in the basket, and some webby stuff (clearly, I hadn't used these in several months). I dry scrubbed them with a stiff nylon brush, and am contemplating my next steps. I think I can use only plain water to salvage them, since I assume bleach or detergent would remain in the canes and then seep into the next batch of dough. Has anyone had to mess with this before? I'm thinking boiling water and more scrubbing might do it. ???