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Cloth Rope Brotforms

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November 14, 2008 - 1:44pm -- holds99

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Submitted by SylviaH on

I love your wife's idea using these baskets for brothforms.......I have a large 12" + round one I have had for a few years and use it to hold my blow dryer and brushes ....very, very inexpensive to crochet.  Probably could crochet one in an evening....I think I will be digging out my rag crochet basket patterns....can also be done holding three strands of yarn together...will have to see how flour/dough sticks to yarn....but I do think rag crochet will work the best!  : )

Thank You, Sylvia

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Submitted by holds99 on

Sylvis,

Be sure to let us know how your crochet or rag crochet brotforms turn out.  Please post a photo when you finish them.  I use LOTS of flour inside mine and have never had a  problem with the dough sticking to the inside of the form (a mixture of 50% rice flour/50% all-purpose).

Howard

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Submitted by holds99 on

I use them anytime I need an oval shaped loaf for 2+ pounds of dough.  I have 2 of them.  So, when I make anything out of Suas' AB&P that requires an oval shaped loaf, I double the "test" formula, which makes 4 lbs. of dough,  and use these cloth brotforms.  They really work great.  Check the link below, toward the end of the thread, where I posted some pix of the cloth brotforms being used.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/9539/lemon-barley-loaf#comment-49033

Howard