Couche help please- I finally got one
As suggested here on this site, I have a painter's canvas drop cloth to use as a couche. It is 5'x15' - a bit large for my needs. I'm wondering what would be the most practical size to cut. I'm thinking 3'x5'? 3'x2.5'?
Also, since it was not intended for food usage, should I wash it first? I planned to, but don't know if it will get too soft.
I was able to find rice flour for dusting it at a middle eastern market. It is very fine- like dusting powder or cornstarch. Is that the right stuff? I have always used cornmeal on parchment so I want to check before I start.
The dough I have rising is quite slack, so any thoughts on that would be great. (I may just stick with my parchment for this loaf...)
I appreciate any ideas. Those are the questions I've thought of, but if someone has other tips I should know, please send them on.