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First attempt at autolysis and cool rise

Suiseiseki's picture
Suiseiseki

First attempt at autolysis and cool rise

Don't make bread when you're sleep deprived!
Mix everything but the yeast and salt into the dough before letting it autolyse!

I'm making potato rosemary rolls again (thank you for the clarification, Floydm) but incorporating the autolyse and cool rise techniques. I was half asleep at the time and thought it was a good idea to mix in the potatoes and proofed yeast while I knead. Mixing the yeast into the autolysed dough wasn't a problem but the potatoes didn't do so well - the kneaded dough has chunks of potatoes, spices, and whatnot randomly dispersed throughout but not blended. The dough is now rising in my fridge (or so I hope; I can never tell whether the dough has risen by eye) and it will be shaped and baked in the morning. I'll try to apply some gentle CPR to break up the potatoes then.

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Floydm

Doh! I hope you can salvage them.

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Suiseiseki

Sort of. Still had bits and pieces of potato everywhere but they were fine otherwise. I think I'll try the techniques again with plain bread and work from there!