Decorative Bread Scoring. The Basics

24 thoughts on “Decorative Bread Scoring. The Basics”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Sorry if this is a silky question but is it a bad idea to bake in a Dutch oven when trying to achieve the beautiful scoring?

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    1. Hi and thank you for reading! No, it’s not a bad idea! I’ve done that too. The only caveat is that the trapped air will moisten the flour and your contrast won’t be as stark. It will still be pretty!

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  2. LOVE your YouTube tutorial, which led me here. I’m definitely going to try this with my next loaf! Great tip about freezing the loaf before scoring. I usually spray my loaf before baking in a covered, preheated cloche. Your comment above makes me concerned about spraying it. Would it solve the moisture issue if I place a separate pan of water underneath? How do you bake your loaves?

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  3. Thank you for sharing this amazing tutorial – it’s very generous of you. Your work is beautiful, and I cannot wait to try it out myself.

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  4. Thank you so much for the time effort by showing us your method and skills on this beautiful baking art. I will try to make my own bread scoring, and i will show you, to see what do you think . Greetings from Ecuador

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  5. I read that using a curved blade will create lips and interesting cuts. Is that something you have tried or find helpful?

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  6. Thank you for so generously sharing your course….I have a bread proofing in the refrigerator….can’t wait to try this

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  7. Hi Anna: Love the information and your designs. It seems the site you are recommending (wiremonkeyshop) for the lame is currenting not working. I really like your lame and would like to purchase one. Any suggestions. Thanks Kelly in Orlando.

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  8. Love your beautiful creations Anna. After scoring your design in cold dough, how long do you wait before you bake your sourdough?

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  9. Hi! So excited to follow your technique. Do you then bake on a flat surface or put in a Dutch oven? I have only cooked in a Dutch oven before but I’m worried the sides will get ruined. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi Sam! Glad you found my blog exciting 😊 Yes, I do bake on a baking steel but I have also baked scored loaves in a large dutch oven. If your DO is small, it might crimp the sides a bit.

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