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My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:45:34 PM »
Doesn't matter is seam is on bottom or top.  Loaf always tears open.  Am I rolling my dough to thin?  Dough too wet (62% total hydration) Anyone have advice?

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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 12:25:24 AM »
Is it underproofed (too much oven spring)? Got any pictures?

You could try it with a 'braided' top. Run your toppings down the center third of the flattened dough, and slit the edges at an angle to form tabs about an inch wide. Then, alternating sides, fold the tabs over the center.

Like this: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/blueberrycreamcheesebraid
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 02:19:07 AM »
I don't think it's underproofed and it only rises a little.  It just always opens from a greasebomb or something.

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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 09:40:09 AM »
You could try part-skim cheese down first (maybe sliced?), to form a grease barrier, then pep on top...

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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 09:43:28 AM »
I'd guess it's too thin. Does it bust when you try to take it out of the oven?

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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 01:36:58 PM »
It busts while in the oven.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 01:38:40 PM »
Here is a slice. I'm guessing either my middle is too thin or the dough needs less water.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 03:24:10 PM »
I always slit the top of my Stromboli so they do not blow out,

I use 62% hydration, but I add my oil well after mixing starts, it gives me an easier dough to work with that does not blow out in the dough boxes as soon
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 09:53:20 PM »
Failed again today.  I am now 3 for 3 with blowouts.  Always opens on the side near the bottom.   62% hydration with hi gluten flour.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 11:57:08 PM »
Failed again today.  I am now 3 for 3 with blowouts.  Always opens on the side near the bottom.   62% hydration with hi gluten flour.

 Get dramatic...dial back to about 55%.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 07:41:10 AM »
Next time roll them up very loosely. And have some kind of thin poker ready. When it's getting ready to pop, poke a few holes in the top to let some of the steam out. :)
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 01:06:15 AM »
Next time roll them up very loosely. And have some kind of thin poker ready. When it's getting ready to pop, poke a few holes in the top to let some of the steam out. :)

I put three big holes in it before it went in the oven.  I just don't get it.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 01:06:48 AM »
Get dramatic...dial back to about 55%.

Lol.  Then the dough isn't where I want it.
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Re: My pepperoni bread keep oozing cheese/grease from bottom
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 11:39:50 AM »
This is from an old post of mine. There's a photo and if it's what you're after there is a link to the post with the dough recipe.
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=13073.msg133865#msg133865
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=13073.msg133901#msg133901

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