Definition: The banneton is a shallow bowl used to proof breads. It gives the bread its final form and often decorates the bread with coil, or spiral, designs.
To use, the banneton is sprayed with a grease dust and lightly floured. The bread dough is then places into the banneton for its final rising. After the rise, the dough is turned out onto a prepared baking sheet or stone and baked.
Also Known As: brotform, brotformen
Common Misspellings: baneton
The baker used a wicker banneton to give his breads a decorative shape.