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comment Bread doesn't split at the score
@Peter - also, have you tried varying the location and/or number of your slashes? Sometimes one central slash isn't enough, and making a series of parallel cuts or four cuts in a square (depending on loaf shape) or something could help release the extra tension. (I find more cuts often works better than just slashing deeper.)
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comment Bread doesn't split at the score
@Peter - based on your comment, I might try a few things: (1) use more intense steam (either steam pan or bake in pot), which might keep the crust softer for a slightly longer time, (2) the dough may be slightly underproofed -- try waiting a little longer before baking, (3) shaping technique may be off -- either the dough isn't shaped thoroughly and doesn't have an adequate "skin" to prevent bursting OR the shaping could be too tight leading to the gluten breaking apart when stretched in the oven.
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comment How is King Arthur bread flour made?
@bread101, Just to add to rumtscho's comment (or clarify) -- the softest wheats are used to produce pastry flour. The hardest are used to produce bread or sometimes "high gluten" flour. All purpose flour is often (though not always) a blend of hard and soft wheats. While one can use other additives or processing to produce even softer flours (e.g. American bleached cake flour) or harder (by extracting gluten and adding it), standard flours can vary significantly in gluten content just by the type of wheat.
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