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Water temperature for autolyse method.

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icantbakeatall

Water temperature for autolyse method.

Can I use very hot water (about 170F) when doing the autolyse method? It's just flour and hot water...can that damage anything? Thanks!

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emmsf

  I would expect water that hot would compromise the starch in the flour, and might cause it to gelatinize.