[Sca-cooks] Final thoughts from my Laurel's Prize Tourney entry

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Sep 11 10:10:03 PDT 2007

> I STR Gervase Markham discussing manchets and saying they should be  
> slashed with a sharp blade around the waist, or circumference, of the  
> loaf, before baking, and this makes them expand like a cylindrical  
> bellows into a sort of hatbox shape, with a nearly flat top and  
> nearly straight, vertical sides. At least this is what happened the  
> couple of times I followed those instructions.

Hm... that sounds like what Elizabeth David says to do for "Cottage 
Loaves" but those poof out at the top. Are the slashes vertical or 

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
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