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How to Score Bread Dough

If you've baked bread at home, you probably have come across a vague final step: Scoring bread.But what is scoring bread? How does one score bread? How does scoring work, and why would you do it?.First, the basics: Scoring is just cutting into the lump of dough that you are preparing to bake.When cooking, the bread wants to expand, so if you don't score the loaf, it will have a blowout.Scoring bread is easiest with a sharp implement. You can use a paring knife or kitchen scissors.Choose a simple pattern, like a cross or a hashtag symbol, and simply slash marks in the bread.Once you get the hang of it, you can add smaller, less functional marks as decoration, and play with more designs

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