Tips & Techniques Baking & Desserts Slashing Bread Dough

Angle the knife blade

Hold the knife blade at a shallow angle (about 45 degrees) so that you slit under the surface of the dough, rather than cut too deeply.

Slash the dough

Keeping the knife at an angle, make 2 to 5 slits depending on the shape of your dough, or according to your recipe