Spiral Mixer High Hydration Dough (Double Hydro,Bassinage)
I have been playing around with initial mix hydrations before adding the bassinage on a 120kg dough mixer
What ratio hydration do you mix to incorporate and develop mid consistency dough only consisting of an 100% AP flour with 10.5 and 0.55 ash. I only mix 1st speed.
When I mix above 70% -71% the dough starts to turn into a puddle and it takes a long time to develop the dough
So I have to start with 70% ish but when my total hydro is around 78% it takes a long time to add the bassinage of 8% to reach 78%.
1) What is your take on this? I know this changes from formula to formula,flour to flour and also from mixer to mixer.
2) How do you add the bassinage? , All at once (since it is 1st speed it does not splash), or slowly incorporate the water ? Does it really matter ?
I mix 5 minutes - short auto and another 5 minutes on 1st , add the bassinage and salt until incorporates
I am going for somewhere around 600 revolutions of hook to develop the dough before adding bassinage and salt.