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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #165 on: February 27, 2012, 01:29:00 PM »
Yes, by scoring I mean slashing.Thank you for the tip with that knife.
I make my brad with proofing overnight in the fridge.


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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #166 on: February 27, 2012, 01:57:36 PM »
Hi Corina,

It's nice letting the fridge do the work for you!  :)  If you roll the bread in oats or sesame seeds, I don't think the knife exists that will slash well.  You just up distorting the dough and only get a very minimal cut. 

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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #167 on: February 27, 2012, 07:25:48 PM »
I have several knives I have not had problems slashing with. I sharpen before each use or dress at least.

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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #168 on: February 27, 2012, 07:31:35 PM »
Even thru rolled oats?
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2012, 08:27:43 PM »
Maybe never tried oats but bet it would if freshly sharpened. I can almost shave with my knives and they aren't expensive ones either.
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2012, 10:52:22 PM »
Try it when you get the chance! If you can do it I will want to know what knife you use, because I want it!   :) My sashimi knife is the sharpest knife I have ever worked with, but trying to cut thru oats with such a soft surface undereath them...
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2012, 11:08:06 PM »
Well, I am not so experienced, mabe I need more practice ;D
As for the knives, I also have some pretty good ones. I love cooking and what is a good cook without a special knife.

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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #172 on: February 28, 2012, 08:56:49 PM »
I am not sure even a razor will cut through oats on risen bread, but I can easily slice cuts through the tops of my loaves with almost all of my knives.

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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #173 on: February 29, 2012, 12:01:44 AM »
Razors won't either.  I tried a number of them several years ago.  I think it's just best to not roll bread in such things if you're planning to slash later.  I agree, any knife properly sharped will do the job.  It just needs to be very sharp!
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #174 on: February 29, 2012, 02:55:01 PM »
I do not like working with hack  saws - I like a sharp knive. I do a lot of prep work and a dull knive makes it more like work in stead of fun.


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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #175 on: February 29, 2012, 03:19:56 PM »
A little exercise never hurts now an then... how else would I get my aerobic work outs?  ;)  Well I suppose I could get back into kneading bread...  ::)
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #176 on: February 29, 2012, 03:25:06 PM »
Not me! I need sharp knives. I hate mashed bread and tomatoes!

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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #177 on: February 29, 2012, 03:29:03 PM »
 :)  Bread knives are awesome for tomatoes, but how do you sharpen one? 
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #178 on: February 29, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »
You dont, its more of a saw then it is a knife.
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Re: My Sourdough, from scratch
« Reply #179 on: February 29, 2012, 08:23:32 PM »
There are some people and some companies that will resharpen and serated knive but it is usually cheaper to buy a new one unless it  is a VERY pricey knive. Some blades are designed so that nothing hit the sharpest part of the knife so they don't get dull if used properly. I have a few 40 year old Cutco knives  the Double D edge (they don't say serated) that are still very sharp and I used to sell them back in 1972 so I had to hack at wood, leather, tin cans and all sorts of stuff with them. They were pricey then, you probably have to give your first born male child nowadays!