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Proofing towel question

Messymir's picture
Messymir

Proofing towel question

Hello... gathering my equipment for baking. This may seem silly but regarding proofing towels, I have several towels... namely “tea towels. Do I need flour sack towels for proofing my dough?

The tea towels....some have black printed sayings, is this a concern? Just don’t like to buy things if I don’t need to. My kitchen is full enough:)

Get flour sack towels or tea towels with images ok? 

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LALoafer

As long as they are cotton, smooth (no texture) and well-floured. I’ve used tea towels (with design/printing) and flour sack and there’s little difference in performance. I always put the print side away from the dough just in case, though I doubt the print would transfer.  Happy baking!

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Messymir

Thank you!