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New kitchen toy: Brod and Taylor Folding Proofer

PinchOfSalt Jan 30, 2013 07:54 PM

I just purchased one from King Arthur. (They're on Amazon too.) Right now I have the beginnings of a rye sour growing in it at 80F. So nice to be able to do that in my cool winter kitchen! Does anyone have any experience with this gizmo? Any tips and tricks or favorite recipes that make good use of it?

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    rasputina RE: PinchOfSalt Jan 31, 2013 06:00 AM

    I've had mine for over a year. It works great. I don't have any tips or tricks though.

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      KnitXpert RE: PinchOfSalt Apr 29, 2014 04:57 PM

      Bought this about 4 months ago, & I absolutely LOVE it. Live in Jackson Wy with house heated by wood stove--it's great.

      Bread in this proofer takes less time, less yeast, with better consistency. If you're used to long rise times, be prepared to check much more often than you are used to--easy to over do it.

      This is really a multi-function appliance: I have used it to keep yogurt at temperature (we don't have nat gas), to sprout seedlings (80 is perfect), good for keeping cheese curds at temperature, but you have to use a few degrees higher than usual because it's warmed air, not water. I anticipate many more uses becoming apparent as I use it.

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        rasputina RE: KnitXpert Apr 30, 2014 08:29 AM

        When we lived in our old house with a wood stove I just proofed dough and fermented yogurt near the stove. Of course that only worked in winter.

      2. eLizard RE: PinchOfSalt Apr 30, 2014 09:51 AM

        this thing looks so cool. added to my wishlist.

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          rasputina RE: eLizard Apr 30, 2014 09:56 AM

          If you order directly from Brød and Taylor's website you can also get the shelf kit so you can stack 2 layers.

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