Used to support baguette and ciabatta type loaves during the final proofing or rise, once you use a genuine linen couche you'll be amazed at how it adds to your breadmaking.
Linen has special properties which mak it the ideal fabric for breadmaking. Baking Parchment just isn't a substitute.
It can absorb a lot of moisture before feeling damp; one of the functions of the couche is to draw moisture from the outer layer of the bread dough to give a good crust.
It also contains plant waxes which, when combined with the flour added to and held within the weave of the cloth creates an essentially non-stick surface - these waxes are what gives ironed linen its sheen, and one of the reasons why washing these cloths is to be avoided.
These are made for us in France by a tiny husband and wife company.
100% untreated, unbleached linen, made in France.
Loaves can be rolled off the couche with a little manoeuvring of the fabric, avoiding handling.
Cut edges overstitched to avoid fraying.
Heavy weight, professional grade fibre with enough weight to stay in shape
60cm width makes the most of most home kitchen work-surfaces without becoming difficult to manage.
Other sizes available to order; please ask for a quote on our contact form.