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Homemade bread - do I need a proving basket?

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FlukeSkyeRunner Thu 14-Sep-17 17:59:18

Or will a mixing bowl do the job well enough? I frequently make bread in my bread maker, and make naan by hand. I'm looking at a recipe for ale bread which looks fab, but don't have a proving basket.

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BikeRunSki Thu 14-Sep-17 18:44:51

I just make ordinary bread by hand, have never used a proving basket.

BlackForestCake Fri 15-Sep-17 19:45:17

Before I had a proving basket I used a mixing bowl lined with a floured tea towel. Or just prove and bake it in a tin.

viques Fri 15-Sep-17 19:52:11

use a mixing bowl for the first prove and a baking tin for the second, or you could make a cottage loaf shape for the second straight onto a baking sheet. Incidentally you don't need to keep it warm/use a warming drawer. I have proved bread overnight in the fridge before now.

cantfindname Sun 17-Sep-17 20:41:16

Proving baskets are a bit of a con! A bowl works just as well.

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