If you can take advantage of the Prime $49 minimum spend, this is great price for a bread baking kit which includes two round banneton baskets, wooden handled utensils and a nice firm steel scraper. Have had mine delivered and found they are the same quality as other bannetons which cost almost 2wice the price. Delivery took about a month and comes in loose packaging (no gift box).
For anyone in lockdown wanting to have a crack at making artisan style bread and looking for a good starting point, try out this very simple method on the You Tube link below. No need for any fancy equipment or complicated sourdough starter prep.
1 DOUGH 3 LOAVES | The Easiest (Actually Good) Bread You Can Make
- the dutch oven can be substituted for any oven safe vessel like a large casserole dish or a cheaper cast iron camp oven which i use.
- use less water in the recipe (~230g) to make the dough much easier to handle.
- transfer the dough from proofing basket onto some baking paper first and then place it safely into the preheated dutch oven.