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Yesterday was the annual Elm Grove Street Festival and Sale. In spite of the fact that it was pouring with rain, we had a lovely plate of delicious paella cooked over wood fire (why oh why didn’t we bring our camera to take a picture of the wonderful paella pan??).
Afterwards, we got our umbrellas out of our bike paniers and strolled past stands covered with plastic to get for $1 (one dollar!!!) a cane brotform in mint condition. I don’t think it has ever been used.
In the past, on the rare occasions that I’ve had the nerve to proof a shaped loaf in a basket, I’ve lined a wicker bread basket or a sieve with a floured teatowel. It’s worked not too badly but the final decorative markings aren’t very dramatic…. But I’m thinking that this cane brotform will work fabulously!
experiments with Irfanview:
I just looked online and see that this basket would cost US$20 plus US$4 shipping plus duty OR if I was idiotic enough to order it from King Arthur flour: US$30 + US$28(!!) shipping OR with Golda’s Kitchen, Cdn$30 plus Cdn$6.95 +$0.25/kg
I think I got a good price… I can’t wait to try it out! I’m headed into the kitchen now to mix a starter.
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