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Stretch and Fold-In the Bowl

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ehanner

Stretch and Fold-In the Bowl

I wanted to create a searchable link to the Illustration provided by long time contributor and all around good guy, Mebake (Khalid). Khalid has taken pen to paper and shown us how to accomplish the procedure of developing gluten and strength in higher hydration dough. His Illustration is very clear and easy to understand. Personally, I use this method nearly every time I bake and find it a valuable tool that doesn't make a mess in the kitchen and has little physical impact, unlike conventional kneading.


Here is the direct link to the Illustration. You can find it under the "Manual" heading at the top of the main page and then by following the Section II, Bread Basics, Process and Techniques, then finally Mixing and Dough Development. scroll down to the Stretching and Folding Illustrated.


Than you Khalid for this most helpful addition to the Handbook.


Eric

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dmsnyder

Khalid's illustration is great. How about adding a link to Mark's video on this technique?


David

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ehanner

Good idea David. I'll ask him.


Eric