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Crust/Film forming on No-Knead Dough

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aturco

Crust/Film forming on No-Knead Dough

Happy 2010 all...


I am back to making bread again in the colder months. I like making the no-Knead bread, its quick and easy. However lately, when I let it sit overnight the top of it forms a hard crust, I dont remember this forming when I made it last year. I am using GM all purpose flour, I put it in the over w/ the light on covered either with plastic or a dish towel.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks


Alex

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flournwater

If it's covered with plastic which has been oiled to prevent it from sticking to the top of the dough ball and placed in direct contact with the dough, it shouldn't create a dry crust.  A towel, however, will not work as well. 

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aturco

Okay thanks, I will give that a try, will it still rise effectively?


 


a

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flournwater

As long as the plastic wrap "rides" the dough ball and doesn't put a strong resistence on its movement it should rise just fine.