What is Wood Pulp?
At Crust&Craft, our legacy of crafting exceptional bannetons stretches back to 1920. We pride ourselves on our unique approach, rooted in the utilization of wood pulp – a natural material derived from fresh spruce wood. This wood pulp, free from chemical additives, undergoes a meticulous physical transformation to create our renowned bannetons.
Sustainability is at the heart of our craft. We source our fresh tree trunks exclusively from sustainable forestry, ensuring that our creations are not just functional but also environmentally responsible. Through a delicate process of pressing fresh tree trunks against rotating stone rollers with the infusion of water, we create a fibrous material comprised of cellulose molecules. This intricate process retains natural wood components like lignin, which imparts a distinctive yellow-brownish hue to our bannetons. This unique coloration is a testament to the authenticity of our sustainable wood pulp, reflecting the natural state of the groundwood used.
Quality for 100 Years
Our commitment to quality has stood the test of time for over a century. From the groundwood, we create a versatile pulp that forms the core of each bread form. Through the application of high pressure, excess water is meticulously extracted, resulting in a compacted fiber material that becomes the foundation of our bannetons. As these cellulose fibers dry, they interweave and knot, imbuing the form with mechanical stability – a hallmark of our craftsmanship.
From Nature’s Bounty to Culinary Masterpieces
The transformation from wood pulp to bread pan is a masterpiece of artistry and dedication. Every bread form we create is a testament to the delicate craftsmanship of our artisans. We employ dedicated pressing tools for each individual bread form, ensuring precision and attention to detail. This process involves skillfully extracting water from the pulp, resulting in the creation of a fresh bread form from the compacted fiber material.
A Symphony of Drying and Refinement
Once shaped, our bannetons embark on a journey of careful drying. The cellulose fibers intricately crosslink and knot, creating a web of strength that defines the structural integrity of each form. This process ensures that our bannetons withstand the rigors of baking, providing you with reliable companions for countless culinary endeavors. Following drying, our skilled artisans meticulously sand down the edges of the molds, adding a touch of refinement and ensuring each form meets our exacting standards.
An Ode to Tradition and Artistry
Enduring Tradition, Timeless Craft
The legacy of German bannetons is interwoven with the history of Crust&Craft. Hand-made in Germany, each bread form carries the essence of tradition and the dedication of our skilled craftsmen. Our sustainable wood pulp bannetons not only reflect the authenticity of the past but also embody the promise of a sustainable and eco-friendly future.
Celebrating Culinary Creativity
As you embark on your baking journey, our wood pulp bannetons are your partners in creativity. With each loaf that rises within their gentle embrace, you become part of a tradition that has flourished for generations. Discover the artistry, reliability, and sustainability that define our wood pulp bannetons – a legacy that spans over a century and continues to inspire bakers worldwide.