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My DIY bannettons and bread they make

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Uzbek

My DIY bannettons and bread they make

There is no Amazon where I live, and overseas delivery is virtually impossible during these lockdowns. And like many, I learned the sourdough baking in quarantine. So I made my own toolset and bannettons. Just showing off

 

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BethJ

Very creative!  I like it!

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drainaps

I like your spatula too! Actually I'm using the same one. Far better than any bench scraper I've come across. 😎😎😎

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Uzbek

Only the Chinese stainless steel label claim turned to be false. Found out the hard way. No big deal though, I am used to carbon steel knives which I am an aficionado of.

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drainaps

Duplicate. Sorry for this. 

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Benito

Great idea for bannetons and bench scraper.

Benny

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Uzbek

Thanks Benny. First time the cloth stuck no matter the amount of flour, but next times were better. 

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VRini

I got mine from Amazon. Nice looking bread.

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Uzbek

Amazon, too, 2 yrs ago. Love it. 

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semolina_man

Looks great, thanks for posting Uzbek. 

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mariana

Great bannetons, Uzbek, well done!

In order to ensure non-sticking cloth feature, try either white rye flour, if available in your area, or pure starch, potato starch or cornstarch, doesn't matter. Rub it into the cloth and/or into the surface of the loaves that you place inside.

The stickiness is due to wetting of the proteins, they are gluey and sticky. Starch doesn't stick no matter how wet the surface of your loaves is. And it will make your loaves more glossy if you bake bread with steam later on. 

mariana

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Albert

Curious if the fabric is just cotton or something special?

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Uzbek

Just cotton. It was a lazy setup as in grab the first thing you see lying around.