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Proofing Baskets Brotform Order - So Excited

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

Proofing Baskets Brotform Order - So Excited

Not sure if anyone has ordered proofing baskets or brotforms from The Lucky Clover Trading Company, but I just placed an order of all sorts of sizes/shapes of baskets and brotforms and I am so excited.

Up until now, I have been using makeshift proofing methods at home, which were quite goofy and did not always produce the nice symmetry we all strive for in bakes.

I ordered 2 different sizes of cloth lined proofing baskets in round and oval shapes.  I also ordered a few different sizes of brotforms in round, oval and baguette shapes.  The baskets range from $3 - $7 each which is a major steal.  Brotforms are super cheap too.  The only down side is since I am in Canada, the international shipping was rediculous.  I still saved lots compared to other sites offering the same, eg. Amazon.

John

 

suave's picture
suave

I think the original price was something like $6 for any brotform and $1.50 for a lined basked and then someone there figured out what it is that they are selling.

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

Oh boy...well either way it's a steal compared to $30 + from other suppliers I have seen online.

John

suave's picture
suave

Especially when you consider the likelyhood of them reselling the same stuff.

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dabrownman

lind of pricing you can afford lots of different sizes and shapes John. 

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gary.turner

have recently bought from them, two each of round and two sizes of oblong coiled willow bread forms. I have bought from them before, though I don't remember what; service has been good and the products have good quality. Wish they had a smaller or no minimum order.

cheers,

gary

//edit: Damned auto-repeats.

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foodslut

.... (round and oblong) with no problems at all - WAY cheaper than bigger brands.  I use a fair bit of flour to keep things from sticking, but I've been nothing but satisfied.

Let us know how it goes!

 

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slogerot

Good to know! I'll look into this company. I, too, didn't want to pay a ridiculous amount for a brotform, so I got an 8-inch round wicker basket at Hobby Lobby (craft store in the US) and purchased 1/4 yard of plain linen. Boom - I got a homemade proofing basket for far less than a ready-made one. It works great.

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Stuart Borken

OK, so I over paid, but, I have a story.  Walked a couple miles to find Poilane in Paris, bought a bread knife with their name engraved on it and one lined brotform.  Each was $45.  But, they came with the story of a trip to Paris.

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

Stuart, you sure can't put a price on a memory/experience such as that one.  Typing an online order and signing a UPS delivery is worth about a $5.00 experience.

John

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isand66

That's a short walk to Paris....wish it was only a few miles for me!

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

I believe it was only a few miles to walk to a town while he was already IN Paris.  Bit of jet lag Ian? ;)

John

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isand66

I am losing my mind as I get older...but I was just kidding...:)

 

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

OOoooohhhhh...and I am getting careless as I get older. :)

Still waiting for one of your bakes.  Over the jetlag, no excuses!

John

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isand66

Check the blogs...I posted one yesterday!   I'm working on another one now.

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Mini Oven

Price is about $0.50.  Holes are bigger than wire mesh and smaller than a standard colander (image.)  After washing I dipped two fingers in olive oil and spread the oil around on all finger tips and rubbed the inside of the basket for an ultra fine film of oil.  Before I laid my 65% hydration dough in it, I rolled the shaped dough in flour to dust the surface.  Then set it top side down in the basket.  Set the basket on a trivet so air could circulate and covered just the top of the basket with an inverted bowl to rise.  Worked great!

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Song Of The Baker

I agree Mini.  I was using all sorts of kitchen gadgets to replicate proofing basksets/couches.  Worked ok but started to get a bit messy and cluttered in the kitchen.  Also, I kind of ruined quite a few items, oops.

John