What size boule and batard shaped bannetons?
I made some attempts at baking bread several years ago and had some mixed success. I developed some renewed interest and have re-discovered this site which is fantastic. For the first time I will be buying some bannetons and have found some boule shaped ones in 9,10 and 12" sizes. I am going to start out by using the version of Hamelmans Rustic Bread which is featured on the site. I believe that is a recipe I worked with before but was hand shaping it which proved to be a real challenge. For two loaves the recipe uses two pounds of flour and 1.5 pounds of water. The nine inch boule shaped ones indicate that they accommodate 1.5 pounds of dough so it seems the 9" would be OK for this recipe. I don't want anything too large as I want to make normal/smallish loaves as there are only two of us to eat the resulting bread. It seems that if you have a too small quantity of dough for a larger banneton that would would get a wide, flattish loaf. Is that correct?
Sorry for the long post. If anyone can suggest good average size bannetons (boule and batard) to buy it would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.