[Sca-cooks] Prayers for recipe timing

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Thu Jun 5 14:24:50 PDT 2008

Antonia Calvo wrote:
>otsisto 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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