banneton trouble
Posted: 03 October 2010 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello all:

I am very frustrated with my bannetons. I tried them once before, and no matter what I did, the dough stuck, so I returned them. Thinking I am a better baker now, I bought new ones, and tried again. The dough still sticks! I’ve tried copious amounts of bread flour or rice flour, and I can’t seem to get it. Do they need to be “seasoned” or something?

If it helps, I purchased them at Sur La Table, and they’re made of cane. I’m making sourdough bread, around 75% water.

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Nicholas

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Posted: 03 October 2010 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nicholas Flugga - 03 October 2010 11:45 PM

I am very frustrated with my bannetons. I tried them once before, and no matter what I did, the dough stuck, so I returned them.

I bought plastic bannetons and sprayed them with Baker’s Secret, and had no problems with sticking.

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Posted: 04 October 2010 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh what a delicate balance. Reduce the hydration by increments until it doesn’t stick.

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