Linen couche or canvas, flax linen for bread fermentation. Toile à couche 100% linen from France.
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Also called linen canvas, bakers couche, linen couche or flax linen couche this product is used daily by traditional bakers for Parisian-style dough fermentation and rise but can also be used by pizza men for pizza dough fermentation.
Woven in our looms from natural linen, shorn and calendered.
Properties and advantages
It is no coincidence if baker’s couche are made out of natural linen.
Thanks to its technical specifications, linen plays a prominent role in the success of the fermentation process: it allows the dough to breathe and add quite a bit to the final product.
Maintenance and washing
When your linen cloth becomes clogged, it loses progressively its technical properties. The weft loosens and a grayish-black mold appears. A few simple acts can help prevent these nuisances: let it dry completely and systematically after each use in a well-ventilated room, dust it off and store it wounded in a dry and fresh place. Above all only scrape it with a suitable tool.
Washing your linen canvas is becoming urgent when black little grains, amalgam of moldy flour, appear on the cloth. A few solutions exists to deep-cleanse these residues without impairing the linen quality: hand-cleaning with cold or tepid water (hot water may shrink the cloth) and high pressure cleaning, or in a professional laundry, making sure the detergents used are suitable for food contact.