Using the Sour Dough Proofing  Baskets

Using the Sour Dough Proofing Baskets

Our bread making bundle comes with everything you need to start making delicious golden baked bread. Included accessories are a Danish Dough Whisker to stir wet dough 3x faster than a traditional spatula. A Stainless-Steel Scraper for cutting and shaping your bread. A flexible dough scraper to get the dough out of the basket. A Scoring Lame with 5 extra blades to assist with dough expansion,  2 cloth liners to protect the basket and a cleaning brush..

Our bread baskets are made from the highest grade Indonesian natural rattan. This art has been passed down many generations and has been perfected to make smooth, non-odour, and non-sticky bread proofing baskets.

Each kit will include a 25cm Oval breadbasket and a 25cm Round breadbasket. Each with its own washable liner.  Each basket is able to hold about 90g of dough each. Remember that the bread will rise by 30% during baking.

Bread making just got a lot easier with 2 washable linens. If you decide to put the dough directly on the baskets, make sure to use a generous amount of flour prior to each use and remove any excess flour after you are finished.

Working with a traditional sourdough culture is a rewarding experience, and with a few adjustments to your baking methods, you can make delicious bread and other baked goods your whole family will enjoy with our Sourdough Cultures for Sale!


  1. Use only fully active starter for baking bread to ensure that you have fully active yeast and bacteria to properly leaven your bread.
  2. Measure ingredients using a scale rather than measuring cups whenever possible. Measurements will be much more accurate, and your results more consistent.
  3. Use a large container for proofing sourdough starter. Active sourdough starter will generally double in size at least, and can easily spill out of a small container.
  4. Use water with as few contaminants as possible to feed your sourdough starter.
  5. Proof your starter at a consistently warm temperature, 70-85ºF. If your proofing location is prone to drafts or temperature swings, find a new spot for culturing.
  6. For a more sour sourdough, adjust the hydration level of your starter down to 75% or 50%. The starter will be quite stiff but it should knead into the bread dough ingredients easily.
  1. The dough should be slightly sticky when beginning the kneading process. Dry dough indicates too much flour was used and will result in dry bread. Use wet hands and a dough scraper, and add only small amounts of flour at a time, to facilitate kneading.
  2. Knead dough by hand for 15-20 minutes: Knead 5-10 minutes at a time, taking breaks in between. Avoid using a mixer for the kneading process, which can heat up the dough too much and may not activate the gluten in the flour effectively. If using a mixer, always knead the last five minutes by hand. When a small piece of dough will stretch thinner and thinner until light can be seen through it like a windowpane, the dough is kneaded enough. If it breaks before being stretched that thin, continue kneading.
  3. To achieve a lighter bread with large holes use as little flour as possible in the mixing/kneading phases and leave it a bit sticky.


After kneading, shape your loaf, cover it, and let it proof for 4-24 hours, depending on your specific sourdough starter and ambient temperature. You can manipulate the sourness of the bread with a longer rise time.  A 24-hour rise time will produce much more sour bread than a 4-hour rise time. If using a shorter rise period, 4-12 hours, a second rise is optional. If desired, punch dough down, reshape, and proof a second time.


Sourdough can be a hard thing to make especially when there are so many variables to keep track of. But, you're ready to start making your own sour dough  with these tips.

We have everything you need to start your sour dough (excluding starter cultures which you can get from most health shops or online) and all of the tools you will need to successfully make sourdough bread at home.

The easiest option for you to start making sourdough is using an artisan sour dough kit that you can source right here. This comes packed with everything you need to start baking sourdough .

You will be able to get recipes off the internet and you will find many tutorials online.


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