slashing or crust problem?
these are two sourdough challot i made; decided to use boule shape and not braid. i slashed both challahs, one i tried in a spiral pattern, the other in a tic tac toe pattern. the crusts of both raised up quite a bit; i got good oven spring but i wish they looked a bit better. any suggestions? i used maggie glezer's 'my sourdough challah' recipe as my family loves the taste of this bread. it is moist and very tasty.