Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Home-made Bread Lame

I finally have my own home-made bread lame. It is a blade used to score (slash) bread dough before baking. Previously, I used a kitchen knife. At the baking school, the teacher showed me how to make one. All you need are a double edge razor blade and a bamboo skewer.

Insert the rounded end of the skewer through the center of the blade.

I do have to be very careful when I use it because there is no screw attaching the blade to the bamboo skewer. Still I'm pretty happy with it.

When I'm not using the razor blade, I store it in a container with some vegetable oil. The teacher gave me the razor blade as I have not been able to find a shop which sells such razor blade. I do have to obtain more razor blades as these blades do wear out.

There is a technique to holding the lame when scoring bread dough. You have to hold at an angle and if you do it right, the results are beautiful. I still have much practice before I can say: I got it.


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