Developing the feel
Today I tried 2 different doughs to begin understanding the feel of dough. Well, 75% hydration and I are like mud and gum. I should video this poor attempt. I am so visual. I wish I could watch this recipe on you tube.
They did have good crumb, but I forgot to use the lame. The 75% hydration does not hold shape like txfarmer's does in her photos. I wonder if baking in Hawaii has a higher humidity and I need to increase my flour.?
The regular dough sticks and if I were calculating up numbers I bet it is a higher not quite 75% hydration. I used extra flour to function. I did remember to use the lame. I forgot to add the water on top. I did get a little ear.
I am doing so many things wrong that I am a book of errors. However, I know if I keep doing this I will learn from it. I just want the dough to hold some tension.