The secret to your favorite baker's perfectly round boules and miche? A bread proofing basket like this one. Also called brotforms or bannetons, these timeless baskets subtly help the loaf keep its shape and structure during its final rise. Baskets can be lined with linen to give the outer crust of the bread a smooth texture or used as-is (this is what gives some loaves their distinctive striping...the more you know!). 8"