If you've ever looked into buying bannetons, or proofing baskets, you've probably been surprised by the price. As nice as rattan baskets are, they can be a little out of reach. There is a gentleman named Christoper who is a wire shaping expert who has made us all the baskets we use for our bread. He makes a Batard basket at 28cm x 14cm x 7cm and a large round Boule basket which is about 25cm across. He only charges R120 per basket and you just need to supply your own liner. I encourage you to support him. He can generally be found outside Country Meats on 1st Avenue, Linden and on 084 989 0261.

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