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It's included in the kit.
My mother told me that when she was expecting me, she received poke-a-dot diapers as a baby present. She then leaned over confiding to me, "I was sure you could have spotted your own."
Probably some mixture to dust over the loaf, which is seen as having a white dusty appearance.
Yup. The bread dust is a mix of corn meal and whole wheat flour, I think, that he recommends you use to dust the outside of the loaf and the bottom of the pan.