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I let my instant dry yeast bread proof in an oiled steel bowl. It never really stuck to it. But I'm having problems with my sourdough bread sticking everywhere I proof it, especially because of its slack nature and especially long proofing times.
I've tried proofing it in a plastic container lined with a kitched tissue paper and it just absorbed the flour on the towel and began sticking to it the second time I did it (I made a larger loaf the second time). Wasn't I putting enough flour on the towel?
Anyways, so I have 3 steel bowls of 3 different sizes that I use for mixing anything and proofing my regular yeast bread. Can I use those and line them with paper towel and lots of flour? Should I heavily oil the containers instead? At this point, I'm too afraid to attempt making any more sourdough bread. I don't have any linen cloths or any of those that are smooth, so that's not one of the options. Does flouring my bowl and adding sesame seeds help? Or would oiling my bowl up and adding sesame seeds do a better job?