Lame (Kitchen Tool)

Lame (Kitchen Tool)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A lame is a double-sided blade used to slash the tops of bread loaves in artisan baking. A lame is used to score (also called slashing or docking) bread just before the bread is placed in the oven. Often a lame will have a slight curve to it which allows users to cut flaps (called shag) considerably thinner than would be possible with a traditional straight razor.This allows bread to properly expand in the oven without tearing the skin or crust and also allows moisture to escape from the loaf. It also releases some of the gas, mainly carbon dioxide, trapped inside the dough. Proper scoring also allows the baker to control exactly where the loaf will open or bloom. This significantly improves the appearance of baked breads. Scoring, finally, creates varieties in forms and appearance. It brings out the bread baker's artistic talent and marks his or her own signature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136652153
  • 9786136652153