Mini Brotform - Set of 2
Small is beautiful. Now you can make individual-sized boules and artisan breads that look just like the ones from the King Arthur Bakery. Sized to hold ½ pound of dough. Set of 2, 5½” diameter x 2¾” tall.
What you get
- Handwoven mold made of cane for shaping breads during the second rise.
- Dust with flour before placing dough inside to create a distinctive pattern, or line with a floured tea towel.
Care & storage
How to use your dough-rising basket: When the dough has risen once, remove it from the bowl or bucket, gently expel the air, and shape it into a ball. Rub flour all over your dough-rising basket, bottom and sides; do this over your flour bucket or the wastebasket, as much of the flour will sift through. When your dough-rising basket is well-floured, place the dough, “nice” side down, into it, and drape it with lightly greased plastic wrap; the following recipe gives further instructions.
Cleaning and maintenance: Your dough-rising basket should not need much cleaning. Simply shake the excess flour out after each use, and if dough has stuck to it, wait till it dries, then use a stiff brush to take it off. If for some reason you need to clean your basket, use a stiff brush and warm water (no soap), and allow it to dry at room temperature. Your basket was made with thick strips of willow, partially dried, then coiled, then fully dried. Thin metal nails and, in some places, staples are used to keep the coiled strips in place. As with any hand-crafted item, no two are exactly alike, and sometimes the end of one of these nails or staples may protrude; if this happens, simply take a pair of pliers and bend the end back toward the basket. Do not immerse in water.
Our round Dough-Rising Basket or brotformen fashioned of coiled willow reeds, takes form in the traditional beehive shape. If you’ve visited Germany, you may have noticed stacks of round, striated loaves on the counter and in the windows of country bakeries; these are made with the help of a brotformen or dough-rising basket.