Rice Flour - Basket Dusting - Wow!
I am thrifty (to a fault) so when I see recipes or articles that recommend I buy extra non-essential items I usually ignore them. So when I saw various baking books recommend using rice flour to dust proofing baskets, I just smiled and continued to use all purpose flour like I have always done. But this weekend I happened to see rice flour for sale in the bulk foods department at my grocery store so I purchased 8 ounces. I used a little bit of the rice flour to dust my proofing baskets for today's bake and I have to say I am absolutely amazed at how well it worked - much, much better than all purpose flour. The proofed loaves released instantly from the baskets, including one basket that I have battled with for 20 years. If you haven't tried rice flour, treat yourself. A very good thing.