Ever wonder how the bread from your favorite bakery gets baked into such intricate designs? The answer is scoring, a technique that involves slicing particular slits into the top of risen but un-baked loaves to yield beautiful patterns after their time in the oven. Watch the video above to see how one bakery — Arcade Bakery, in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood — scores some of their most popular loaves.
Currently, Arcade Bakery is closed for summer break, but be sure to check them out when they reopen Wednesday, September 7th.
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