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Lahey 1st rise is rising too big for the bowl - what to do?

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BostonMaria

Lahey 1st rise is rising too big for the bowl - what to do?

The usual bowl I use for the Lahey 1st rise was not available, and the bowl I chose is too small. I might wake up tomorrow morning to a re-enactment of The Blob.  Can I just dump it (or, I assume, place it very carefully) into a larger bowl, or will that ruin something? It's' the olive loaf recipe, if that matters at all. Sorry if this is a ridiculous question!


 


Thanks -


maria, the eager but novice bread-baker.

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emmsf

Not a ridiculous question.  I think you can sefely move it to a larger bowl.  If it were in the middle of the final proof, it might be a different story, but since it's just the first rise, and it'll be deflated eventually anyway, it shouldn't matter that much.  Go ahead and put it in another bowl.

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Skot M

 


All apologies But.. I'm having the same kind of problem. I'm making Hoagie Rolls from Peter Rinehart's "artisan breads every day" and the recipe calls for letting the dough double before refrigerating.


 


Well after refrigerating , I discovered the dough had kept going and had more than tripled and was going to overflow the container. So I decided to lightly "punch it down" using my fingers so it was back to about a 2.5 rise, it has seamed to have settled down..


 


But what is the best thing to do in these cases?  


 


 


 

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mrfrost

Are you sure the directions say to let it double before refrigerating?


Don't have the book, but the online "adaptation" I used doesn't seem to say that. However, I can see how the wording could lead to a misunderstanding.

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Skot M

 


 After mixing and kneading  yada   yada  yada   lol...  Verbatim  " place the dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl large enough to hold the dough when it doubles in size. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, then immediately put it in the refrigerator overnight for up to 4 days."


 


Page 101


 


 


I always have this over rise problem with any recipe that calls for any real  rise time before the refrigerator time.


 


Being the first rise I'm guessing it shouldn't hurt to lightly "punch it down" but I don't know , that's why I'm asking..

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mrfrost

Yes, that is how my "adaptation" reads, but I didn't take it to mean let it double before refrigeration. Just that the bowl be large enough whenever the dough doubles.


Anyway, it's usually perfectly all right to "degas" the dough, as required, in these type situations.

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Skot M

 


After re reading it I misinterpreted / comprehended  this...    "then immediately put it in the refrigerator "


 


My bad.. thanks Mrfrost       well I hope my Hoagies turn out good tomorrow.