Coating with sesame seeds
I've got an Italian bread recipe that's been one of our favorites for a while. I was thinking that I'd like to coat it with sesame seeds, but I'm not sure how. My process is:
Final rise in banneton basket
Upside down into LL combo cooker
Mist with water
Cover and bake
I can visualize a couple ways to get the seeds on there, but I see perils in any case. If I want a nice dense coating of seeds, I should coat the dough with water and dip it into a dish full of seeds. The problem here is that this dough seems to be fragile and it doesn't take a lot for it to puddle out and I don't get a nicely shaped loaf.
Perhaps I can sprinkle the seeds onto it, but I have to believe that most are going to just bounce off and sit in the combo cooker where they'll smoke heavily.
Is simple water the best thing to put on the dough to make the seeds stick to it? How is this normally done?