Autolyse Always Necessary?
I typically autolyse all my doughs prior to adding the salt. Today I am baking a 40% rye type loaf and had missed the autolyse step, adding the salt during the initial mix.
Should I be worried? Is autolyse always necessary? I did knead by hand for a good 15-20 minutes. Yes, I am out of shape by the way, thanks for asking.