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Oval banneton size - 1 Kg boulot

Gadjowheaty's picture
Gadjowheaty

Oval banneton size - 1 Kg boulot

I've 10" oval bannetons that hold 1.5# loaves well, but inadequate for anything larger.  Anyone have a suggested banneton to handle 1 kg boulot dough?

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jl's picture
jl

these German ones? I like mine very much, but apparently they don't sell to private individuals right now. 

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Yippee

1000g should fit in the 30x14x7 one. One size down to 28x14x8 might barely fit. 

Yippee

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Yippee

Hi, 

I baked 2.5lb/1100g loaves last weekend, and I realized that they looked rather fat and round-ish.

The 1100g of dough fit snugly in the 30x14x7 banneton like a size six body wearing a size four shirt. I chose banneton of this size because I like to bake tall, fluffy loaves for my friends. If you want to make a long, oval boulot, you might need to use a 35 cm or even 36.5 cm banneton so that the dough has room to spread.

Yippee

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Gadjowheaty

That loaf is GORGEOUS Yippee.  To be honest this is exactly what I'm looking for - beautiful, fat, rugby ball!***

I bought a pair of 30 x 15 x 7 bannetons, so, that is a great data point and thank you again.  That loaf of yours wouldn't last 5 minutes in our house!

 

***"Rugby," for two reasons.  (1) it would be a crime to call that an American football (sorry, Aaron R.); (2) My baby boy, who fiercely loves rugby, is a monster young man, now, who could easily break his rickety father at will.  Prudence is indeed the better part of valor.  :)

 

Edit:  size six-shirt....been there myself, so yup, get it... :)

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Yippee

Hi, 

If you ordered from Ali, since your goods will be shipped by sea, don't be surprised if they take several weeks+ to arrive. If you need goods immediately, please order from other places and, of course, pay more $$$. I should've mentioned this when I first replied to your inquiry; I hope it didn't cause any inconvenience. 

Yippee

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Gadjowheaty

Oh, thanks, Yippee.  No, not at all.  I ended up getting them from prime as we get free two day shipping.  Thanks for pointing me to them - I have no idea why I thought this - I'd always thought they sold in wholesale numbers only so your pointing out the bannetons was really good to know.  

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Yippee

Hi,

Every family who had received the bread shown in the picture loved it! What's more, the wives and daughters all want to learn how to make this bread! Try it, and you will be amazed at how easy it is to make delicious bread that pleases everyone!

Yippee

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Gadjowheaty

Awesome!

 

I'm trying, operative emphasis on trying, lol!

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DanAyo

Paul, THESE. will fit the bill. I own one and it is excellent.

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Gadjowheaty

Thanks guys - 

Dan, I love these - have several from them.  Built like tanks.  I actually prefer wicker and linen - in fact, just baked off....

4# miche in one of them, lol!

I was actually looking for an oval banneton to set up larger boulots, usually 1.5# or less, but the odd time it will be a larger one.  I have 10" rattans and I think the 30 x 14 x 7 cm's yippee cites look great (thanks, yippee.  And thanks, too, jl - I'd never been to their site before.  I actually placed a query on some, so we'll see).

I hope it's OK to post a screen capture of this, as whatever Trevor is using would be about close - this is his video on doing a tartine-style country loaf, which he shapes into a boulot. 

The loaf is pretty close to what I'm looking for, at 800 grams (though it looks like he's maxed out at proof - so if I truly want to do a bigger boulot, I'd probably need the next one up - yippee's suggestion seems perfect, to me).  Is it just me, or does his banneton, too, look wider than the standard oval banneton?  Or is it just scale tricking my eyes somehow, and it's just a standard banneton (i.e., is there a "boulot" banneton, v. "vienna" shaped banneton, or whatever it would be called, to have a narrower form factor)?

Clear as mud, probably.  If anyone has seen the film series "La Gloire de Mon Pere" and Chateau de Ma Mere," let me just say, not content until somehow I pull off one of those loaves as big as the village priest...