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Offline fexxi

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Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« on: April 24, 2016, 12:51:11 PM »
I'm using Craigs formula with a 24h rest. I form my dough balls by pushing the exterior in the interior to create some surface tension. I put them in a big plastic container. But the always flatten out into flat 10-12 cm discs. Thy are not overfemented. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 12:52:31 PM »
They are supposed to flatten out.
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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 12:59:57 PM »
But I'm very sure not to that amount. I'll attach a photo next time making pizza. They are about 1.5 - 2 cm in height.

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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 01:52:13 PM »
They will pretty much widen out to the width of your container.  If you have a wide container, it will flatten out to be wide.  There is nothing to stop it from doing so.  As the gluten relaxes, the dough spreads.

If you dough is handling well and baking well, then all is well.  Are you having any problems that you think is related to this?
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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 07:00:54 AM »
 My baking goes well. Last time, I didn't get any air in the cornicione. But I think the dough was a bit underfermented.

Below a picture of my dough I made yesterday (supposed to be 23 hours, now 18 have passed). They flatten out again. I kneeded for 20 minutes with 3 rests afterwards and strech and folds. Formula: 64 hydration - 3 salt - 0.13 CY

What am I doing wrong? I hope I'll get an airy cornicione this time!

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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 07:03:56 AM »
An example of a pizzaiolo who uses a large container too: her dough isn't flattening out to that extent.


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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 01:26:18 PM »
Different pizzaiolo different method. Craigs balls probably flatten much in 24+24h. Much more than 12cm.
In picture totally different recipie

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Re: Why do my dough balls flatten out?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 07:45:48 PM »
Surely hydration is a factor too no? The more more hydrated a dough ball is the more it's going to want to "fall".


 

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