This last week I finally received the 2 covered bakers so I can continue working my way through the BB. I do have a few questions:
1. I do not have the octagon-shaped Silpain that Rose recommends. Sprinkling the bottom of the bakers with cornmeal or flour is suggested as an alternative. Do I need to heavily or lightly apply cornmeal?
2. The manufacturer recommends seasoning the base of the baker with oil. Is this a one-time thing or do I season after each use?
3. In the BB Rose recommends using the covered bakers in specific recipes. Can I also use it with, for example, the Basic Hearth bread or the Heart of Wheat…or other recipes that call for a free-form round or rectangular loaf?
Thanks in advance!