Are you looking to up your scoring game? This sourdough scoring pattern: Bee on Honeycomb is one of my favourite scoring patterns to do when I am making sourdough bread. It’s one I designed myself, so no prizes for guessing the subject – bees! They look SO PRETTY. Their lacy wings and long legs look amazing when the loaf is baked, and it looks so impressive! Really it looks so artistic and difficult – but if I can do it, trust me you can too!!
Just break it down
I have discovered that the best way to start is with a simple circle. From there, I do the body, then the head, then the two wings. The wings are my favourite part, this is where you get to be artistic (don’t worry its not that scary!). I tend to do the veins in the wings a little shallower than the rest of the design.
If you are feeling confident, I also LOVE to add honeycomb. It really takes the design up a notch! I have learned to take my time with this though. It is the most simple part of the design, yet somehow if Im going to make a mistake this is where it will be!
Give this beautiful sourdough scoring pattern “Bee on Honeycomb” a go – I promise its not as hard as it looks!
It looks pretty hard…
So many people have commented that this design looks too difficult, and they think a beginner sourdough baker will not be up to it. But I honestly believe that anyone can do it! To help out, I have created a video that takes you from turning out your dough, to ready to put in the oven. Follow along! I hope it helps you to create my personal fave design, and I double hope it help you realise that you don’t have to be an amazing artist, or a sourdough pro to make really lovely designs on your bread.
What you will need:
You won’t need anything other than a nice sharp cutting tool. I have a couple of options that I like, depending on how I feel on the day. But a great beginner tool is this one. Don’t worry if you can’t wait for it to arrive though, you can make do with a razor blade.
If you are still looking for a great beginner recipe to get started, try out my Simple Sourdough for Beginners recipe. Let me know how you go!
Have fun x
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Lindsey Winters says
So pretty! Love this design. I’m partial to anything bee or honeycomb themed! Thank you for sharing this, I’ll have to try it!
This is so cute and fun! Can’t wait to try it!!
Oh my goodness this is absolutely beautiful!!! Scoring my sourdough is something I want to work on!
That is so beautiful! I’ve been meaning to learn how to score bread for a while now, I’ll add this to my list of patterns to try!
This is incredibly beautiful! Absolutely love the bee and honeycomb theme. Very creative and looks delicious. I will have to give this a try!
Brad MacAonghais says
I can’t say that I’ll personally get to use this as I have several steps to go before I could ever be this useful in the kitchen but I do love the idea of putting more personal touches on things. While many aspects of older days are not enviable, the artistry that used to go into so much of life is definitely an aspect I would love to see come back
Martig ny says
Je suis heureuse d’avoir découvert vos créations, c’est génial.
Je vais essayer⁷de copier votre savoir.
You’re very welcome!
Absolutely beautiful. My daughter tried this pattern and it looked so great. However, after the bake, the pattern went away almost entirely. What are you using for the white flour to get the pattern to stand out?
Hi Stephanie! I always coat my loaf in rice flour, prior to popping into my banneton. Then when I turn it out, I spread the rice flour evenly and dust off any clumps. You do need to try to be really careful when scoring, not to wipe the rice flour off too much. It also really helps to keep the humidity up in the bake, so the loaf doesn’t dry out too much and cause the crust to be too dry before the rice flour can be baked onto it.