Bannetons

Bannetons

A banneton is a traditional cane-style proving basket, for artisan home baking. It helps maintain the breads shape whilst proving, as well as creating aa classic spiral pattern on the loaf's surface - most often seen on sourdough loaves. 
After shaping the bread dough, dust the banneton with flour and place your dough upside down in the round cane banneton or proving basket for its final rise.