Baker's Linen Couche Cloth 60cm x 220cm
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 make 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.
Loaves can be rolled off the couche with a little manoeuvring of the fabric, avoiding handling.
These are made for us in France by a tiny husband and wife company.
100% untreated, unbleached linen, made in France.
Cut edges hemmed to avoid fraying.
Heavy weight, 380g m² professional grade fibre with enough weight to stay in shape.
40 and 60cm widths make 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.
40 x 100 and 60cm x 100cm are handy sizes for most home uses.
60cm x 160cm is as as used by many traditional small-batch bakers in France.
60 x 60cm Unfinished couche cloth available to order - ideal if you are re-lining a banneton.
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