The Fresh Loaf

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Blisters on Crust

swedishflish's picture
swedishflish

Blisters on Crust

I've never seen this many blisters on my loaf.

Is this normal?

What is this a sign of?

idaveindy's picture
idaveindy

Extra water in or on the dough, or maybe too much steam.

(Update:)  Here's Teresa Greenway on how to intentionally get blisters by brushing on water: https://youtube.com/watch?v=KeEcgmGGbBs

swedishflish's picture
swedishflish

I gave my dutch oven a little spritz of water for extra steam so I think that could be the cause of the blisters. Thanks!

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wheatbeat

I would have guessed a lot of acidity.

ciabatta's picture
ciabatta

Yup. Spraying water on the dough can cause this. Get a finer mist sprayer. Or reduce the amount of spray. 

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ciabatta

Yup. Spraying water on the dough can cause this. Get a finer mist sprayer. Or reduce the amount of spray.