This 10-inch proofing basket gives your dough a place to rest and rise perfectly before turning into gorgeous bastard bread loaf in the oven. Proofing is an essential method to create perfect bread loaves that are soft on the inside with a crisp crust outside. As a dough rising container, this banneton proofing basket for sourdough and batard bread provides you with that and more. It's made from natural rattan cane that's eco-friendly. It's guaranteed food-safe to use too. This banneton uses stainless steel tacks which are a lot safer than traditional basket tacks.