The Lame. 
Used for slashing the top of a bread loaf (before baking) so the dough has room to expand. 
Could also use a scalpel or the tip of a very sharp knife.  
Do you use a lame?  Do you know how to pronounce it?  (I don’t.) 
What’s the prettiest pattern you’ve ever seen slashed into a loaf of bread? 
And I must confess:  I got a beautiful new pie plate this week and was dying to try it–so I skipped ahead to the pie section of THE ART AND SOUL OF BAKING and made a butterscotch pie.  Yum!  

1 Comment

  1. darien

    no, I never heard of that. I always used a knife. I have to confess though, I’m not big on gadgets that do only one thing….unless nothing else can do it to.

    Prettiest pattern? It was almost a starburst on the top of an elongated loaf…with extra ‘bursts’ at each end.


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