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NYT No Knead Bread questions from a rookie...

November 26, 2008 - 2:38pm -- yeast tang clan

When I use plastic wrap to cover my dough filled bowl during the initial rise, a few hours into fermentation the gases collect resulting in a plastic wrap "dome."  Should I release the trapped gas?  Is this intentional for recipes with extended initial rises?  Does it prevent/promote the dough from rising properly?

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Killing the cling wrap

August 12, 2007 - 3:18am -- grrranimal


This is such a small thing, but it bugs the bejeezus out of me.  

Every time I approach a new bread recipe, and I see instructions to "cover with cling wrap" (aka, cling film, plastic wrap, Saran wrap, etc), I think there must be an alternative to adding a few more bits of plastic to the world.

Do any of you use alternatives to plastic film to cover your in-bowl rises?

This is such a pet peeve, I've considered buying a set of glass mixing bowls that have fitted lids, but that seems like such an unnecessary expense.

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