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afrika's picture
afrika

scoring

Why  flip dough into proofing basket? If you leave smooth side up would you not get  blossoming effect upon final bake similar to no knead?

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jcking

Try it, see what happens.

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JamesKirk

You are more likely to have the bread split apart in places you're unable to control. But you should try it for the experience. Ask me how I know ;-)

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afrika

thank you for reponding  and how do you know

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dmsnyder

What effect to you want?

This?

Or this?

David

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afrika

Hi David

What a beautiful example. Thank you for taking the time.  I Have a loaf proofing now, glad I heeded your thoughts.

Is that your own recipe on the scored loaf?

Thank you again

Jerry

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dmsnyder

Yes, as it happens, that bread was my take on San Francisco-style sourdough. I blogged on this bake here: San Francisco-style Sourdough Bread 3/4/2012. The formula is here: My San Francisco Sourdough Quest, Take 3

Happy baking!

David

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dabrownman

rustic and .........eeerrr......pretty?  I have had to learn to like rustic because my slashing skills are just pathetic. I'm going to get a proper lame soon so I can't blame it on a single edge Wilkenson's held with a shakey hand....  I'm fairly sure rustic tastes better than pretty though.  Tough to beat your Pugliese Capriosso.  Everyone that has tried PC so far has said they love it.

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Broc

Howdy, All!

 

I'm not an experienced baker... just have a few recipes absolutely perfected.  As I have so few people to bake for, I don't get to bake as much as I'd like.

 

About scoring -- I use whatever's handy, including serrated steak knives [which work very well!]  I also have single edge razor blades handy... don't have a real lame [pronounced "lamb"].

 

But, I have learned to put some [olive] oil on the razor blade, to keep it from dragging, and to score with a very rapid motion.  If I'm slow or sluggish, I make a real mell-of-a-hess!

 

It's the bread baker's version of affirmative action!

 

~ B

 

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Yerffej

If you want even better scoring,  try old fashioned double edged razor blades and change blades often.  Double edged blades are thinner than single edged blades.

Jeff

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Broc

Double-edged scoring....

 

Yes!  Thinner... spiffier!  Break 'em in half long-wise and tape 'em to the eraser end of a pencil...

Boules shrink in fear when they're approached by Da Blade!

 

~ B