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Old 08-02-2016, 11:07 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Default How to stipple bread??

Stippling the bread is referring to the diagonal slashes found on bagettes or occasionally the hash marks on round loafs. It allows the crust to curl back in spots, creating a nice visual and crunchy textured crust on top. It is accomplished by slicing the bread shallowly (I do around an 8th to 3/16th of an inch deep) with a very sharp knife. Do so in one clean quick motion. You may find this easiest to do with an extremely sharp blade dipped in water before each slice.