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Onceuponamac's picture
Onceuponamac

This week's bake

Happy with the oven spring here :) I've been struggling to get cuts I'm satisfied with the disposable razor blade on a stick idea, so I decided to find an old straight blade razor (think what a barber would have used years ago).. I found one and had much better results - I've often admired Della Fattoria's breads (rosemary lemon, in particular) and have wondered how they cut the designs in the top.  I find when I use the disposable blade on the stick - the edge of the blade occasionally get's caught when I'm making a cut and tears the bread slightly. Using the straight blade razor worked great - it will be my new method of choice - now I just need to learn how to sharpen the blade on a leather strap.


 


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varda's picture
varda

and nice cuts.   Where did you get the straight razor?   

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Onceuponamac

Thank you Varda! :) I got the straight razor on amazon.  It was remarkably easier to make the cuts with it.  Here's a pic of the crumb.