Round Banneton Bread Basket
Generations of European bakers have used baskets like this one-called a banneton in French, and a Brotform in German-to proof bread dough for round loaves. The dough rises evenly into a uniform shape, while the rattan coils draw out moisture, promoting crispy crust. Spiral indentations left by the coils bake into the bread, so loves come out with a classic artisanal finish. For proofing up to a 2-lb. loaf. Simply flour the banneton and add kneaded dough for the final rise. Great with handmade and machine-made dough. Doubles as a serving basket.