Bake baguettes like a professional! The best bakers use a couche (coosh) which is a canvas cloth that is untreated and unbleached, to rise the dough. The canvas keeps the dough’s shape and its surface dry as it rises, forming a very thin “skin” which, when baked, develops into a crackly crust. Even better, when the bread is baked on our Superstone® Baking Stone, the result is a bread with a light crumb and crackly crust like those from a French boulangerie.
To use the couche, dust it with rice or white flour, then place the baguettes in the folds until they rise and transfer to a Superstone® Baking Stone to bake. Do not wash the couche, but rather allow it to air dry then dust off the excess flour. Allow the yeasty dough to remain to help impart flavor and texture to the dough the next time it’s used. Store the couche in a zip lock bag in the freezer.
Measures 36” X 26”
70% Flax/30% Cotton