January 24, 2008 - 4:12pm
Dough sticking to Banetton
I am struggling with my banetton; the slow rise fermentation makes the dough sticks to the banetton, even after I floured heavily. As a result, it collapses a bit when I was about to bake it. Any idea how to go about the problem? Thanks
I never use just plain wheat flour for bannetons or couches--I mix 1 part rice flour to 3 or 4 parts wheat flour, and it never sticks.
Thanks a lot! I will try the mix. Did you spray the banetton with PAM and then sprinkle with the mixture?
Rice flour is the way to go.
Just rub the flour into the banneton.
i use bannetons a lot. rice flour works best, but other flours, especially whole grains work O.K. too. the only times I've had much problem is with too long rising(cool) or too warm rising. so temperature extremes might be a problem. Don't ever put oils or PAM on them.
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