Sourdough bread is a delicious and traditional type of bread that is known for its distinctive tangy flavor and chewy texture. It is made using a natural fermentation process that involves a starter culture of wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria. 

Sourdough bread can be enhanced by using a proofing basket, also known as a banneton or brotform. These baskets are made of natural materials like rattan or cane and help shape and support the dough during its final rise. Using a proofing basket helps the dough maintain its shape and creates beautiful concentric patterns on the crust. It also allows air to circulate the dough, resulting in a more even rise and a better texture. Enjoy your homemade sourdough bread, enhanced by the use of a proofing basket!