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Even Distribution of Ingredients

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nicolesue

Even Distribution of Ingredients

I recently added some sundried tomatoes into my dough. Unfortunately, the distribution was uneven, and I ended up with lots of sundried tomatoes right at the bottom of my boule, must have been pushed down when i close the seam side.


So, any ideas on how to evenly distribute any ingredients, including chopped nuts, dried fruits evenly into the dough?

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Ford

For even distribution of large bits of ingredients, you can roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thickness and spread the ingredients.  You can then roll it up like a jelly roll and make a batard or baguette.  Alternatively you can fold it several times and shape to a boule.


Ford