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Baguettes: January 2009 . October 2009 . October 2010 . January 2015

Scoring: baguettes January 2015 . boules and batard March 2015 . boule July 2015 . BBB Power Bread July 2015

Baguettes

January 2015

Suddenly, we decided we needed to try using a lame to score our baguettes and round loaf. The round loaf - duh, as if you can't tell - was not a great success. But we were quite pleased with the baguettes.

baguettes © ejm January 2015

This is our lame that appeared because we loved the lame handles that we saw at Burnt Whisker Forge. After seeing them, T suddenly realized that we too could have a really beautiful lame handle using the silver handled nail cleaner from my grandmother's vanity set. The nail cleaner is the perfect shape to hold the double-edged razor. (All that we have from her set is a shoe horn and the nail cleaner.) The case on the wall is made with cardboard, a plastic hairpin and duct tape.

home-made lame © ejm January 2015
home-made lame © ejm January 2015

Here are the baguettes before baking. Yes, we know; we still need to work at our technique.... (Please see earlier attempts at scoring.)

baguettes © ejm January 2015

Boules and Batard

March 2015

Another attempt was with boules and a batard. We scored them just before baking. Look at that oven spring! Too bad it all but erased the scores.

baguettes © ejm March 2015

The scoring on this boule proofed in a brotform was an attempt at creating a mortar-board style hat on top.

baguettes © ejm March 2015

Oops... too much oven spring. It tasted good though.

boule © ejm March 2015

For his loaf, T was trying for an interesting interlocked C's shaped design.

boule © ejm March 2015

If it weren't for the sesame seeds, it would be impossible to make out where the loaf was scored. It too tasted fine.

boule © ejm March 2015

On the oval loaf, I decided to do a simple elongated S. As far as I remember, I used the corner of the blade held at about a 45 angle to the board. The cut was relatively deep. We covered this loaf too with sesame seeds to emphasize the cut marks.

batard © ejm March 2015
batard © ejm March 2015

We were very excited to see this ear!

batard © ejm March 2015

to blog from OUR kitchen: lame scoring ~ more lame scoring ~ baguettes at last! (includes recipe) ~ Dragon Tail Baguettes (WBD/WFD) (includes a different recipe)

shoehorn © ejm January 2015





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homemade Bread Lame handle









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