Bread scoring is one of those little parts of baking that’s actually hugely important. Just by the way you slice the top of a loaf before baking, you alter the:
Scoring is a way we help identify types of bread—like how French bread almost always has those three, diagonal swipes. It’s also a way to make unique-looking loafs and leave your mark as a baker.
This is why scoring is so important. The cutBreas on top allow for controlled and even yeast expansion, helping eliminate ripped sides and seams. Also, you can influence things like loaf height, length, width or even color, all by how you score the bread.
How should I score my loaf?
It depends on the shape:
- Round loaf: Even, deep cuts across the top.
- Long loaf: Parallel and shallow cuts
Want more tips on how to get the perfect bread score? Read about it here!