Just starting my first sourdough today and I dont have any proofing (proving?) baskets. I figure that I can just use a large baking pan, tea towels and some old school rulers to divide the pan into thirds that are roughly the same size as the baskets advertised for sale on this site. So my question is, apart from the asthetic reasons, do I really need to invest in proofing baskets? Also, is there a difference between the cane ones and the plastic ones Ive seen on other sites (http://www.basicingredients.com.au/pbx)?
Thanks in advance