Friday, September 23, 2011

Baking Gadget of the Week

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:

darien said...

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.