Scottish Batch Loaf -
A note about Scottish Batch Loaves and Tins
This century, breadmaking has become a mechanised process in Scotland. Most people are used to loaves
with a rectangular shape caused by the tins in which bread is formed and baked. In fact the distinctive Scottish
loaf is called a "Batch Loaf" At the last moment the dough is formed by square sided tins, then put all together into
the oven so that each side merges with the next, and only after baking are they pulled apart into individual loaves.
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How to Make Authentic San Francisco Sourdough French Bread - by Joe Jaworski
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