Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

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Avencherus
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Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

Post by Avencherus » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:38 am

Hello. I've recently moved to Finland, and I've been having a difficult time trying to track down some equipment I use for bread baking.

I was wondering if there may be a word for proofing baskets, or bannetons. (http://www.amazon.com/Round-Proofing-Ba ... B006WBMT0K)

And what stores I might find them. I've been around Stockmann, Antilla, Prisma, IKEA, Tokmanni, and such with no luck.

Thanks for any suggestions. ^_^



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Rosamunda
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Re: Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

Post by Rosamunda » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:59 am

Both in the city centre:
http://www.chezmarius.fi/ definitely: http://kauppa.chezmarius.fi/naytatuote. ... niste=5009
They are on the corner of Bulevardi and Fredrikinkatu. Recently extended so nice big shop and friendly service. Pricey though. Worth a trip if you've never been there before.

This place used to have them, I haven't been there recently so not sure if they still do:
http://eiring.fi/default/


How are you coping with figuring out the different flours?

http://www.saunalahti.fi/marian1/gourmet/gl_bread.htm


Avencherus
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Re: Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

Post by Avencherus » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:21 pm

Oh my thank you so much. This is exactly what I've been looking for.

I did manage to find that food glossary in my queries, and my wife has helped me with translations, but she can't translate for certain tools and items she's never heard of herself.

The flour thing, I quite like it over here. It's nice that it's more widespread to have such a variety. In America it's just mostly "bread" and "all purpose" flour in the general stores. I've mostly learned about the variations from just experimenting with them. Whenever I see a different brand I try it out, mix it with others and see what comes of it. I have some favorites now for specific things.

Thanks again, this is an enormous help and actually a bit of a relief that they do exist here. XD


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Re: Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

Post by Rosamunda » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:09 pm

If you are in the Helsinki region try finding your local REKO: http://luomulaakso.fi/luomu-ja-ekolinki ... arenkaita/

These are food circles that put producers in contact with consumers and eliminate the middle man (K-mkt, S-mkt). http://luomulaakso.fi/luomu-ja-ekolinki ... arenkaita/

They meet on Facebook (a group for each venue) where the producers offer their stuff and the consumers can place orders. Everyone meets up at the designated venue once a week/fortnight to exchange produce and money.

At my local REKO (Olari in Espoo) there is always someone selling flour and grains. They have a great selection, usually organic and most of them are happy to chat in English.

Have you tried baking with Spelt flour http://kauppa.malmgard.fi/category/2/speltti ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelt

Emmer grains are also available in Finland now and I love the taste - makes fab risotto too - but unfortunately I just don't seem to be able to digest it :ohno:


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Re: Where might on find a proofing basket for bread?

Post by Avencherus » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:13 am

I went out to those two stores, and Eiring had proofing baskets in stock. I'm working on my first sourdough loaf in Finland now.

I will look into that, it sounds very interesting.

As far as spelt goes, I have only worked with it while in America. I used to use it in some of my sourdough breads, but I haven't made anything completely out of spelt. Sounds a bit bold, maybe I will go back to it. I am always considering expanding my bread knowledge. True pumpernickel has fascinated me, but it sounds a bit difficult to pull off in a conventional oven in one's apartment. X)

I mostly work with white, rye, whole wheat, olive, and sweet doughs and craft various styles of loaves, buns, boules, etc. Haven't done much since my arrival though, it took me a few weeks to cultivate some wild yeast, and now we're in the process of moving to another apartment.

Thanks again for all of this information. <3


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