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Sticky scoring

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Jane Clark's picture

Slash Fail!

April 26, 2012 - 11:58am -- Jane Clark

I have never and I mean NEVER been able to slash dough with anything close to the dexterity I see in videos. No matter how wet or dry the loaf (and I have left loaves out  in the dryest of environments to form a skin), what tool I've used (fresh razor blades, serrated knives), or whether I flour the begeesus out of the loaf, oil it, oil the knife, etc, all I end up doing is poking the dough and dragging it off to one side!

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Scoring Baguettes-can't get it right!!

November 9, 2011 - 1:54pm -- sitkabaker

I have been trying to score baguettes but I continue to have a problem with sticky scoring. My blade is sharp and I am at the right angle. I have been proofing on a simulated couche made with parchment paper. I am wondering if using a linen couche would draw just enough moisutre out to make it easier....any suggestions??

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