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Bark baskets for baking in oven

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Sylviambt

Bark baskets for baking in oven

This is my first experience with baking baskets. Locally gathered and woven, my husband gave me two birch bark baskets for Christmas. I used them yesterday to make two loaves of Anadama bread. The only limitation is restricting yourself to breads that can be baked at 350 degrees F or lower. Anyone have recipes to share for use with these baskets?

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yy

Are you baking your loaves inside the baskets?

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Sylviambt

Yes, these baking baskets go right into the oven and, according to the instructions, (a local lady) they can be used for any bread that can be baked at 350 degrees and lower.

 

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SylviaH

Just wondered because it sounded like you might be using them for baking in when you mentioned 'restricted to 350 oven'.

Sylvia 

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Sylviambt

This is what the empty baskets look like. And, yes, they are meant to go into the oven; for the bread to be baked in the baskets.

 

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yy

Those baskets are lovely. You could also use them as proofing baskets for hearth loaves. If you dust it with enough flour, you may be able to get the weave pattern to transfer onto your loaf.  They look like they'd also make great serving baskets. I don't have any specific recipes, but breads such as cinnamon raisin bread, challah, brioche and pain de mie are some favorites that are baked at 350 degrees.

 

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Sylviambt

Thanks for the suggestions. I think the brioche may be my next experiment. Yes, these would be lovely for proofing other doughs; the weave pattern is really distinctive on the bottom of the baked loaves.

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Mini Oven

for the same effect  or even paper   origami baking boxes anyone?