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Questions tagged [dough]

Flour and a liquid mixed together to form a thick, malleable substance.

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Dry Cookie Dough

I used this recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made it many times and it usually is a hit! This time, I decided to use brown butter instead of room temperature. The dough turned out very dry, ...
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Using a proof and bake dough

I'm having trouble figuring out at what point to put my retarded Kaiser and sub rolls to the proof box . after a night in the fridge should I wait til the product gets to room temp? I experiencing ...
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How do I make restaurant quality pizza? [closed]

I've been making my own pizza dough for years but almost always the results are stodgy and thick dough. Ideally I'd like to make thin, crispy pizza bases with those bubbly bits. Measurements for ...
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Can yeast be used without water

If the dough only has flour and oil instead of water will it proof? And should I use the same amount of yeast as I would if using water? In the case that water is needed, what is the minimum ...
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Why some dough recipes needs more kneading and others not? [closed]

I have 2 croissant recipes from 5 stars chef. The first recipe is for Pierre Herme: 1 Tbsp (12 g) active dry yeast 7 Tbsp (100 g) whole milk, warmed to 68°F 2 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour 1 ...
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Why does the water in the recipe for dough making not have a definite temperature or an advise about temperature?

The recipes lists 60 cc of milk and specifies 25 C in Summer and 45 C in Winter but for 150 mL of water it merely says lukewarm water. The recipe is in Japanese but I can understand it. The recipe is ...
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When making batter/dough, why is it really bad to clean your spoon by hitting it on the edge of the bowl a few times?

Mom and I were looking at a holiday cooking tv-show a few weeks back, and during the part where the host made the dough for the oliebollen, he hit his spoon a few times against the bowl, to get rid of ...
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How to spread dried blueberries evenly when using bread machine?

This blueberry oatmeal bread recipe says to add 2/3 cup dried blueberries to the bread machine at add-in time. When I just dump them in on top of the dough, they end up clustered at the bottom of the ...
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Difficulty with frozen bread dough

My favorite yeast bread dough yields more rolls then my family can eat. I usually freeze it in quart-size Ziploc freezer bags. When I'm ready to bake a few rolls, I take a bag out, let it defrost ...
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Ideal Coffee Grind for dough-like recipes

Is there an ideal coffee grind for culinary (i.e. actual food, not beverages) use, particularly in dough? More particularly, when the coffee is the main ingredient (in matters of flavor)? What ...
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Pizza crust lack of flavor

Since we've moved to the UK our pizza dough hasn't been tasting the same as it was in the states. We'd normally use King Arthur flour (Sir Lancelot or bread flour) with Saf yeast. Now in the UK we'...
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How do i cook pizza dough before adding toppings?

As we know, normally pizza dough is cooked after adding toppings to it. I want to know how I can pre-bake pizza dough, before adding toppings. I find that sometimes pizza dough is not cooked properly ...
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Help with hand tossed pizza dough (like domino's)

I keep fresh dough ball in the refrigerator for 6 days to slowly ferment. I bake pizza in conventional oven at 245C for 6 minutes. On the 1st and 2nd days they bake perfectly, but I start to have ...
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Sour Dough Wet Dough [duplicate]

I have made many loaves of bread, but I just got my starter done for my first Sour Dough loaf. I’m following a recipe to the letter, and am now in the kneading phase, my question is that the dough is ...
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What makes pie dough sticky?

I am using this recipe Serious eats pie dough Every thing went well until I added the water. I have put everything correctly (weighed) and the dough came out sticky. I tried adding flour but to no ...
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How do I get my pizza dough base really crispy?

How do I get a crispy crust for wood fire oven pizza? Do I knead the dough enough for a windowpane test? Do I add oil while kneading? By crispy I mean real crisp on the base yet smooth as you bite ...
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Suggestion for re-use of slightly burned caramel sauce / Lokum

I was trying to make some Lokum, a turkish gelly sweet. You put together a sugar sauce and a mix of cornstarch and water to do it. I realized too late that the sugar sauce almost burned, and now the ...
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Why is my pizza dough so tough?

I'm using Ramsay's recipe from the US version of his Home Cooking book. The recipe is: 4 cups bread or 00 flour Two 1/4 oz packets of yeast 1 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp fine sea salt 1/4 cup EV olive oil 1 and ...
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Is it possible to use jam instead of sugar to make a dough?

I followed this recipe to make a dough for cookies to dip in milk: 300g flour 1 egg 70g sugar 60g milk 50g butter 10g yeast However I replaced sugar with jam (~100g) and butter with yogurt (~200g). ...
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When proofing active yeast, is it ok to add oil?

When I put my active yeast in the water, can I add oil?
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Why are my beignets hollow?

Can anyone explain what's going wrong with my beignets? The first time I made them they were perfect. Since then they've come out completely hollow. Like just a shell with nothing at all inside. As ...
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How to proof croissants in the hot weather?

I tried to cook croissants following a recipe. The whole process went smoothly, there was no butter melted and the yeast was still active. But when I proof the laminated dough, they wouldn't rise. I ...
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Why does this recipe call for so much yeast?

Kindred’s milk bread is delicious. (Here's an alternate link in case that link doesn’t work for you.) I’m curious though: the recipe calls for two tablespoons of yeast (for 5 cups of flour), more ...
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Coconut Cookies have bitter underlying taste

so I made these coconut cookies for the first time and everything tastes fine except for this added unflattering bitter aftertaste. The taste wasn't pungent but it did make the cookies not enjoyable ...
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Does room temperature affect rising time for bread dough? [duplicate]

I've tried a couple different kinds of basic bread recipes (both active dry and instant yeast) and no matter how closely to the letter I follow the recipe, I can't seem to get the dough to rise in the ...
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How to make my pizza dough Soft?

I am kneeding my dough and it became very hard. It is even very hard to kneed more. I am trying to add more liquid (warm milk or water). It is still not soft. Also, the dough is not accurate means ...
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How can I make my pizza dough easier to work?

I run a wood fired pizza van and I currently make about 40kg of dough a week in a spiral mixer. The dough cooks brilliantly and tastes great, but it's very difficult to work with, particularly with ...
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How do I make my bread heavy when baked?

What ingredient do I add to my bread dough to make it heavy when it's out from the oven?
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Pizza dough keeps breaking through plastic

When storing freshly made pizza dough in the fridge, I use your everyday plastic wrap, two sheets, to wrap around the dough. Sometimes, when the dough expands, it breaks through the plastic and the ...
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New York style pizza dough

We have been open for two months. In this two months, I feel like the pizza dough is coming out different every time, even though we use the same ingredients and the same amounts. I have been worried ...
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How to add richness to a vegan dough?

Usually whenever I bake I substitute milled flaxseeds + water for eggs, soy milk for milk, and margarine for butter. This isn't a problem when the sweet gets most of its flavor from other ingredients ...
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How to get rid of extra flour on homemade pizza dough and tortillas

I make my own pizza dough and I just made my own tortillas for the first time. Both are great, my family and friends like them. However in both cases I roll them out on a floured cloth and they all ...
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Will an IPA beer work properly for beer bread?

Is there any reason an IPA beer would be bad or not work for a beer bread dough? Does it take longer, the same or short than a typical beer bread to rise?
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Working principle of a farinograph [closed]

I am thinking of building a farinograph, not as accurate as the ones used in lab, for my friend's project. I know that a farinograph measures the torque at the blades and estimates the viscocity of ...
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No knead bread dough looking slimy after a week

I have been baking no knead bread on a regular basis for a few months now and the fresh bread gets devoured still. I usually mix a double batch and use it throughout the week. Sometimes, at about a ...
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Making Gluten Free hot cross buns [duplicate]

I tried making hot cross buns over the weekend using gluten free flour. I used a standard recipe and tried substituting All purpose flour for a GF version and White bread flour for a GF version. The ...
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Sun light on sour dough starter

I have left my sour dough starter on the North facing window during the day.(I live in Australia) It has been exposed to warm, direct sunlight. Have I killed my wild yeasts? Should I start again? I ...
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Making Easter Bread

I made a recipe for Easter Bread. It had to rise for 12 hours. This morning it was a sticky mess. I added more flour and kneaded again. I am allowing to rise again. Have I screwed up my bread by doing ...
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Adding Instant Yeast to dry bread mix for later use

I am considering selling my bread mixes online to serve customers outside of my bakery's region. I will be vacuum packing the flour mix and sending them via post but to remove an extra step for our ...
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Can I blend pasta and add water to make bread or pizza dough?

I am inspired by this video. In the video, the person blends some pasta and adds water, and the result looks like dough. Can it be used as bread or pizza dough?
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What counts as “hydration” when figuring Dough Hydration?

I'm keen on the idea of baking using "Baker's Math"... but, what ingredients do we count when trying to figure out the hydration level of a dough? Do we count just water/liquid? Or, do we count things ...
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What causes a bread dough to become dense?

I have a stand mixer, but it’s in a box in the garage; I haven’t rescued it since we moved. I consequently use the “mix” cycle on my bread machine to mix and knead the dough. The mix cycle runs 15 ...
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Fat Head Dough Optimum Thickness

I saw Cooking eggs too soon for Keto dough earlier this week and determined this "Fathead Dough" was something to be tried. How thick should the 'dough' be rolled, particularly for 'other applications'...
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Sugar and Salt Solutions

When making bread dough, can sugar and salt solutions be used or should the sugar and salt be added dry?
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Frying donuts split along the sides

So, I rolled out some lovely old-fashioned donuts and cut them out... got my oil to 340... and proceeded to fry them. Instead of lovely “blistering” at the top of the donut, mine seemed to split along ...
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Dough blender vs dough cutter?

I'm regularly baking pies again and I might want to get into pastry a bit more and looking for tools to help me out. I have seen about a dozen videos about creating the perfect pastry dough and I ...
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Creating some flakiness inside a Belgian Liege waffle

I have a pretty good basic recipe for Belgian Liege waffles. Its as follows: 1 egg, 40g butter, 5g salt, 20g sugar, 250g flour, 6g dry yeast, 90ml milk, once the ingredients are combined and the dough ...
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Why my croissant dough are always having butter going out during folding

Every time I make croissant. While I am folding the dough with a simple or double turn, I start to see the butter going outside of the dough and stick to the working surface. Usually I make pierre ...
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Forgot the yeast in a brioche bread recipe

This is the brioche bun recipe I frequnetly use: 250 gr potato puree 3.5 cups flour 1 tsp sugar 0.5 tsp salt 2 tsp instant yeast 1 tbsp olive oil 50 gr butter 1/3 cup milk 1 egg 1 tsp bread ...
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Pasta dough for orecchiette

I've made fresh egg-based pasta quite a few times already. Usually used Marcella Hazan's recipe. Now I've wanted to make orecchiette, which is made without egg (i.e. just flour+water(+salt)). I ...