Here is a just for fun, hodge-podge collection of pictures in my Sourdough Scores & Bakes Gallery. I hope it gives you some inspiration!
I have a video tutorial below the picture gallery of how to actually slash and score the bread. It shows you a 'functional' score which allows the steam to escape, and also the decorative score on the left.
Whether you slash or score is totally up to you. I do one or the other depending on my mood. If I do a slash, I usually don’t apply much rice flour and just leave the loaf a’la natural with a single slash. But, if I do a score pattern, I’ll use some white rice flour sprinkled on top to bring out that pattern of the score.
More sourdough links:
If you're ready to start sourdough or are just starting to get your feet wet, you might find this recipe & technique video helpful: BEGINNER SOURDOUGH TARTINE.
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If you have questions about high elevation baking I would recommend you check out the King Arthur Flour link for their guide on baking at elevation.
King Arthur Flour https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/learn/resources/high-altitude-baking
Wow that is a beautiful looking bread ? and the scoring is pretty amazing. Can’t wait to try this ???
Thank you so much, Amy! Please let me know if I can help. Have a great week!
Beautiful loaf scoring! Will try some of these! Thanks for sharing!
Aww...thank you so much! Made my day. 🙂
Beautiful bread! I made a pizza oven and would like to start making sour dough bread. I still need a good starter recipe. Bet you have one! 🙂
Thank you, Patricia! A home-made pizza oven. Wow! Jealous of that. Sourdough would be fun to make in that - and yep, there's an easy starter recipe under the Starter 101 tab in Sourdough section. Thanks so much for the comment and stay well.
This is some beautiful artwork! I am having so much trouble with my scoring. I cannot wait to be this talented!