Baker's Linen Couche Cloth 60cm x 120cm
30th March 2020
Due to both to unprecedented demand and the Lockdown in France, we are nearly out of stock of 60cm x120cm couche and don't know when we will get more. (They are on order but our French manufacturer is unable to buy from their linen supplier) .
We have made available some slightly below-standard "seconds" for a great price which will function just fine but which are not to our usual cosmetic standard. You are welcome to return unused at our cost if unhappy.
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 overstitched 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 120cm are handy sizes for most home uses.
60cm x 160cm is as as used by many traditional small-batch bakers in France.
60cm and 40cm width unfinished couche cloth available to order, send us a message - ideal if you are re-lining a banneton.
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