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LLM777

Question about folding

I am using Floyd's Whole Wheat bread recipe on the site and it says to stretch and fold 2-3 times during bulk rising. Does that mean during the 60-90 minute rise I am to interrupt it and fold the dough every 20-30 minutes and if not, what is the technique?


Thank you for your help. :)

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Floydm

Yeah, that is what I do.

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LLM777

I did as you said and it turned out great! I will use the stretch and fold method during the bulk rise for all my breads now if I can. I had no idea how much that helps.


By the way, I used a mixture of grains (spelt, kamut, amaranth, and millet) for the whole wheat and it still turned out deliciously and rose beautifully.


Thanks, Floyd!

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Floydm

Wonderful!  I'm glad to hear it turned out well!

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Vitto

What type of fold are you using?  Cheers