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slack dough question

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:06 pm
by the chorizo kid
like so many, i am fascinated by the high hydration recipes, and like so many i have trouble scoring the surface. i do use a baking stone. question: has anyone tried to remove the baking stone with the bread on it about three minutes or so into the baking and tried to score it then? what i was wondering is if it is possible to let the bread surface firm up a little and then score it? does that make sense? i suppose that might let some steam escape.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:26 pm
by wheels
You should be able to score the bread OK if you use a razor blade: ... 30305.html

Hope this helps


PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:12 pm
by Mike D
I use a craft scalpel or a Stanley knife blade. My cooking knives seem to just drag the surface :(

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:21 pm
by saucisson
I use a cut throat razor I keep in the kitchen drawer solely for dough scoring and sacrificing anyone who strays into my kitchen uninvited;

Dave aka Sweeney Todd.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:26 pm
by wheels
I have a 12" butcher's steak knife for the latter purpose! :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:38 pm
by the chorizo kid
i'm talking about 95% hydration dough. have all of you had luck scoring this kind of dough? because, i have tried everything, including scissors, and have not had any luck. it just comes right together and sticks to itself. this is "jason's ciabatta."

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:38 pm
by Codhead180
I have made this recipe a couple of times and have never scored the dough. If it is the same recipe as the one I use I don't think the recipe calls for scoring and i'm not to sure that this type of loaf will benefit from this.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:09 am
by wheels
Now that's a wet dough!

I must try it.