[Sca-cooks] Prayers for recipe timing
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Thu Jun 5 14:24:50 PDT 2008
Antonia Calvo wrote:
>>On a similar wave, I read an article once that had a grandma using the
>>"Lord's prayer" to time her kneeding of bread dough.
>Tangentially, bread recipes that tell you how _long_ to knead rather
>than the number of strokes infuriate me. It never concerned me much
>until I ate some bread that had been pappled for a full fifteen
>minutes by a lazy kneader and it lay like a cannonball in my stomach...
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I personally find both of those methods to be odd.
Kneading is about developing the gluten and proper development is
indicated by texture. I don't pay attention to either time or
strokes, it is all about feel.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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