An Ode to Bread

The harvest season has us thinking about baking. As the days crispen and nights lengthen, those of us in the Northern hemisphere begin to seek solace indoors. And is there a more comforting food than bread? Whether you bake your own or turn to the experts, here’s our carb-loaded cache of Calgary’s bread offerings.

Danish dough whisk

Danish Whisk and Banneton Proofing Basket

Sometimes the little things can make a big difference when making bread. A Danish dough whisk cuts into batter and dough, easily scraping up those evil pockets of flour that like to hide in the bottom of every bowl. Plus, a more effective whisk lessens the risk of overworking your dough. As your dough proofs, the gluten relaxes and can cause shaped loaves to spread and flatten. Bannetons (aka brotforms or proofing baskets) prevent this from happening, plus they can impart a charming pattern to your loaf. You’ll find them in many different shapes and sizes. Don’t want the basket pattern on your loaf? A linen banneton liner makes for a smooth loaf every time.

Danish Whisk | $16.95
Banneton Proofing Basket | Starting at $24.95
Britannia Kitchen and Home | 816 49th Ave. S.W. | 403.243.4444 |