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

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Burnt corneal in my wood pellet (Uuni) pizza oven

I use plenty of corn meal when transferring my pizza dough into my Uuni pizza oven. But I find when I making multiple pizzas in a row that the later ones start to have a chemical taste on the bottom ...
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Dough rising and oxygen. How does it work exactly?

Despite being easily the most rudimentary stuff in bread making and heavily discussed and written about, the relationship between oxygen and rising still appears to be shrouded in myth and speculation....
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Sticky, messy sourdough: overfermented, or ambient factors?

I've made the same sourdough bread a dozen times before, with small variations in parameters: 360g white flour 240g whole wheat flour 390g water That's a 65% dough with 60% white and 40% whole wheat ...
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Why do baking recipes often tell you to “make a well” in flour before adding wet ingredients?

Many instructions for baking bread, cakes and other yummy things specify that you should "make a well" before adding more ingredients. One example is here What's the reasoning behind this? I'...
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Why does frozen food still have an expiration date?

In a below 0°C environment, no bacteria or fungi may grow. How could time "spoil" frozen food? edit: More concretely, I have lobsters and pizza dough that stayed really long in my freezer, are ...
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How to clean up after kneading dough?

I've been making my first steps in baking recently. I usually knead the dough in the same large bowl I mix the dough in to minimize the mess but it's still a pain to wash the bowl and any sponge I use ...
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Dough failed to rise

To bloom the active dry yeast as part of my recipe, I had to substitute 1 cup whole milk (which needs to reach 110F) with organic evaporated milk (0.5 cup) mixed with 0.5 cup distilled water - this ...
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Rising dough with closed/airtight lid?

We have, because of Corona, started to make our own bread daily. This means we have dough in a round bowl in the fridge all the time, taking up a lot of space we can't use (on top of it, but also ...
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How many of this mug would be 750 grams of flour

To make pizza dough, I'm trying to measure 750 grams of flour. However, I don't have access to any weight measurement tool or any standard cup. I have this mug as unit of measurement. I wonder how ...
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Overworking bread dough by hand

Recently, I tried to make naan using this recipe: Combine 375g flour, 75g yoghurt, 200g water, 6g sugar, 4g salt, 15g oil, and 2g yeast and let rest 20 minutes. Knead 1 min then rise 45 min, ...
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Coconut bread dough is crumbly and does not come together to knead

So I followed the following recipe once and the bread buns turned perfect. Today I decided to make it more coconut-ish so that it tastes and smells like coconut even more than the previous batch. I ...
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Huge bubbles in pizza dough

I made some pizza dough and let the individual dough balls rise in the fridge for a day. The following day I took them out of the fridge so they could come up to room temperature so the dough would be ...
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Why is my brioche dry?

Patient: Brioche. Dry like a croissant. Huge air bubbles. 120 g all purpose flour 96 g heavy cream 1 egg 10g yeast salt 10 g sugar Mixed ingredients with lumps, 16h in the fridge, 5h in room temp, ...
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Sour dough hard then sticky

I was making my usual sourdough recipe and the dough was unusually hard at first. Everything was okay and I started working it and put it in the fridge to continue working it the next day, but now it'...
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Why is my dough sweaty?

I have been making kouign-aman (my favorite recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxwgzzErW1w) for several years, playing with different recipes, making minor modifications, but can not seem to ...
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Can you fold dough during autolyse?

Would it be helpful, harmful or neutral to fold dough during the autolyse? Let's say we're doing a long cold autolyse. At first I assumed it would be helpful to start the dough development early on, ...
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How to roll pasta thinly by hand

Last weekend, I made some fresh pasta without a pasta machine. I used a simple recipe of 200g AP flour, 2 large eggs, ~1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt, kneading by hand then resting the dough (...
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Should we start making dough with water or with flour?

We have a recipe and it tells us to put X grams of flour and Y ml of water. And some of this type of recipe tells us to add flour slowly according to the consistency of the dough. Some say add water ...
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Bread making, lightly oiled bowl covered, why?

Every dough recipe I have ever seen follows the same paradigm. Mix ingredients, kneed, rest, kneed, roll into a ball and place in a lightly oiled covered bowl, separate and form. Allow to rise again, ...
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White dots on pizza or focaccia after baking

Sometimes I prepare a pizza dough that is a "direct" knead, no fancy preparations, works with all-purpose flour, rises in a couple of hours with regular yeast, about 70% hydration, olive oil inside. ...
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Why is my enriched dough not passing the poke and window pane test and what should I do to remedy it?

I used this recipe for sourdough cinnamon rolls. My first attempt with it has been a success so I wanted to do it again. The second try was, relatively speaking, a failure. The dough did rise but it ...
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What can I do with whole wheat pastry dough? [closed]

I used soft whole wheat flour to make pasta dough, following the recommendation here that soft wheat flour is a traditional pasta ingredient. However, it's crumbling apart when I try to roll it thin ...
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Bread Didn't Turn Brown

The bread recipe I followed should have made a bread with a brown-ish top but mine didn't. The output was edible and not raw but the color was pale or light yellowish. What went wrong, was my ...
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Which sourdough starter should i keep?

I decided to make 2 sourdough starters, to see if one would come out better. I only want to keep one and I dont know which one to choose. One has formed a hooch, while the other has not but otherwise ...
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Very Sticky Dough Before Kneading

It was my first time baking and followed a simple bread recipe. The ingredients are listed below. My problem was after mixing, before kneading, the dough was still very sticky and stuck onto my hand ...
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Peanutbutter cookie dough problem

When I doubled my last batch of peanutbutter cookie dough I only added one egg instead of two. Now it is crumbly and won't form a ball. Can I add another egg now? Or is adding some water better?
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how croissant be baked in Indian home ( temp 32deg C) with a flaky crust and layers

I made croissants using Indian butter , and room temp 32 deg C . They haven’t a flaky crust or layered well . Posting a pic . Please give guidance . Planning to use a variety of butter with 82% ...
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Can I laminate pasta dough with meat?

I've seen a number of sites talk about laminating pasta dough with herbs and it looks lovely. But I haven't seen anything about doing this with meat. I assume you wouldn't want to do it with uncooked ...
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Kitchen Aid KSMC50S stand mixer attachments and dough hook

I inherited a Kitchen Aid KSMC50S stand mixer from my mother. It was purchased new around 1998 or so. My model has a sticker right above the accessory port that says "No attachments available for ...
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Food Scientists: Please Explain the Final Dough Temperature (FDT) Formula

This is undoubtedly a question for a food scientist. I have seen online a formula to calculate the water temperature needed to achieve a final/desired dough temperature: water temp = (FDT)*(mult. ...
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Can non expired yeast go bad?

so I was trying to make cinnamon rolls about a month ago and used the active dry yeast exp 9/21 that was in my fridge. And it was proofing. Then I bought another one which exp date was 10/21. I'm ...
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How to measure a dough humidity?

Different flours have different levels of humidity, or they absorb different amounts of water during mixing. It would be useful to be able to measure the dough humidity to judge the ratio of ...
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can you refrigerate risen bread dough [duplicate]

After I have let store bought frozen roll dough rise can I refrigerate to cook later! Thanks
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help with consistency of dough being made in bread machine

If I am making dough for sweet cinnamon rolls in a bread machine how can I tell if the dough needs a little more liquid or a little more flour when the paddle is mixing it? Is there a finger test or ...
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Why does my pizza crust turn out too hard?

I made pizza from scratch, including the dough. I followed the recipe correctly and kneaded it for around 30+ minutes until it passed the windowpane test. It was stretchy and not too dry or wet. I let ...
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Correct procedure to thaw frozen pizza dough?

I have frozen leftover dough. I put it in the fridge over night for like 11hrs. Then I placed it on the counter for 3 hours. My mom saw the dough was rising and thus opened the container so it ...
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Bread dough (sourdough) got sticky after resting

So after i first kneaded everything togheter (sourdough yeast, flour, salt, water) it wasnt very sticky, i could shape it just fine, so made a ball and covered the recipient with a cloth, after ...
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Is sugar a necessary ingredient to feed yeast?

I consider myself a reasonably successful baker, including making my own bread dough from scratch. Lately, when searching for some new and different recipes, I notice not all dough recipes call for ...
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Dense pizza dough

I proofed my yeast and realized it was dead but decided to still make the pizza because I figured flour, tomato sauce and cheese would still taste good. 550 degrees Fahrenheit- 9 mins- 12 inch ...
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What to use to separate layers of dough?

I want to bake pancakes in glass bowl in microwave, some kind of thick pancakes, but want to do it faster. Instead of making one pancake at a time it would be faster to bake them all at once stacked ...
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Using fridge for slow rise dough with eggs

I have a recipe for low carb bread using yeast, vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, flax meal and 2 eggs. It tasted ok but would it be safe to do a slow 24-48 hour rise in the fridge to develop more ...
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How to remove husk from grain?

I need help to remove husk from grain - specifically spent grain from the beer production. Does anyone have any kind of experience with that?
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Gluten formation in cake dough

I have no experience in cooking. So I apologize in advance if this is a simple question. The first cake of my life that I made yesterday swelled very well in the oven. It had a soft texture when ...
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Commercial part-baked baguettes

It's possible to buy 'part-baked' baguettes in the UK which are intended to be heated in a hot oven, say 220C (430°F), for 10 minutes before serving. Does the dough or crust undergo any significant ...
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Is there such thing as letting bread rest for too long?

I am pretty busy this week but I want to try making Augustweggli buns. The recipe says to rest the dough for 1 hour but does resting the dough a couple hours (eg. overnight) longer do anything to the ...
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Is it safe to bake dough in a microwave?

I heard that meat isn't safe to bake or grill in a microwave because there may be tiny areas that contain less moisture and hence not cooked through as microwave cooks moving water molecules. So what ...
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Making dough fluffier

When I didn't have any bread in house I baked some dough of just flour and water. I was quite pleased with the result but it was still a bit "compact". If possible I'd like to make it more fluffy and ...
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Does shaping dough require punching/folding it?

Newbie baker here with a pizza dough recipe that says this: Mix and ... allow to rise at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and divide into four ...
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Rising pizza dough in the fridge after punching it?

EMERGENCY! I am making a pizza recipe and am deciding between having it for dinner tonight or tomorrow. I was originally planning on doing it tomorrow because I wanted to let it have its first rise ...
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Why add salt to dumpling dough?

I often cook Russian dumplings - pelmeni, but it relates to any similar kind of dumplings. Basically, you wrap small balls of ground meat (mixed with spices and other ingredients like onions) and boil ...

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