Brotforms: Yay or nay?
February 25, 2013 1:27 PM Subscribe
Well, our wild yeast sourdough starter was a raging sucess. We're keeping it in the downstairs fridge, feeding it once a week. But it does it need a special brotform bowl come baking time?
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Of course, this means I have to bake more. I don't mind. But when going through the whole rigamarole of prepping sourdough loaves, the cookery book--The River Cottage Handbook
--recommends using a brotform
(scroll down to equipment).
Well, brotforms seem to a bit more costly than I can afford to buy right now. But does it make a difference for the finished product? If you don't recommend nor use one, how do you hack it? I used a pair of regular bowls in combination with tea towels this past weekend for our inaugural loaves, and while fine, it pretty much borked my tea towels no matter how well floured they were.
What bread-making equipment do you recommend? (We've a pretty well-stocked kitchen but bread-making is a new venture for us.)