The Fresh Loaf

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Sourdough ear

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susalan

Sourdough ear

Hey baking connoisseurs, I was thiking of asking a question here..if someone can help me work this out..

How can a ear open and spread to both sides like the one in the picture?

Usually my loaves have an ear thats opens to only one side..

Ilya Flyamer's picture
Ilya Flyamer

You need to score vertically in the center, not at an angle. Just baked one loaf like this today for the first time! Have been scoring at an angle usually before.