Two videos and a question
these two videos were posted at a quite new Spanish forum about bread , and I thought you'd enjoy them.
The woman in the first clip is Polish with Ukrainian ancestors, the second one is from Portugal.
I was surprised to see that both of the women mark a cross with their fingers on the dough before the bulk fermentation, despite belonging to such different and distant countries and traditions.
Now, the question for you expert wfo bakers: why do both women put some burning coals or wood in the oven opening?