I recently purchased a couple of bannetons. Just wondering the best way to clean them. I have been duting the cane with flour (rye seems to work best and brush off the finished product easier) Right now I am just dusting off the excess flour and then storing. However, I am a bit worried about bugs in the vicious Darwin heat (35 degrees and afternoon storms forecast for the next 2 months).
Also, should I just line the basket with linen. I made an apple and oatmeal loaf (from Dan Leopards Handmade Loaf) it stuck to the linen very badly despite generous flouring of the tea towel. Perhaps this stick was more due to the inherently moist and sticky nature of that bread.
Your experience is appriciated.