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mixing finesse

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bobm1

mixing finesse

what are the visual signs of over mixing?

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ananda

Hi


Over-mixed dough gets quite chewing-gum like; then it just all falls apart.


So it is very tacky, but the elasticity just disappears, as the proteins become totally overworked and break down.


Best wishes


Andy

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bobm1

Hi Andy, a very descriptive example. i was working with a ciabatta dough this a.m. an it seemed to 'clean up' a little sooner than ususal. because it's such a slack dough it's difficult to judge when enough is enough. i really rely on my timing. thanks for the input!


Bob