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Random Expansion-- throw away the lame

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Tommy gram

Random Expansion-- throw away the lame

I let nature take its course and instead of scoring the dough, I let the dough tear itself during oven spring- something like the Incredible Hulk's shirt. It saves me the shuffling around looking for my razor blade during that critical oven loading time, not scoring the dough saves me so many motions which- in my modis operandi- is performed like a magicians trick, sleight of hand style.

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Nice bloom! Was the loaf placed seam side up in the oven?

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Inserted randomly into the 530 deg clay thing and covered.

The seam from rolling the dough will give you big ears. Every time is different. I can read my fortune in the result.