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Offline pizzaDIS

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I'm making dough at a high hydration rate around 65-70% and sometimes when I pull the plastic wrap from the dough balls the dough sticks and tears apart the balls releasing all the beautiful air pockets.  I've added flour on the top of the balls but don't like how it changes the texture, and I've added olive oil but I'm not really a fan of this method either.  Is there a plastic wrap brand I should avoid or specifically use?  Is my hydration too high to use plastic wrap?  I don't want to spend money on a box so Im trying to make this work as I've seen some places do it. Here is what it normally looks like, then it's 50/50 if it's going to release from the plastic or not.


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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 03:11:40 PM »
Spray a little PAM on the wrap.

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 04:11:08 PM »
If you aren't wedded to wrap, you can use a clear recycling trash bag.  Slide the tray inside, let some air in the bag, twist it closed and voila.  You have protected the dough from air currents, and the bag is lifted away from  your dough. It may take a bit of technique to remove the tray without having the bag deflate and stick, depending on just how sticky your dough has become. But  a brief contact is much less of a problem then having  your dough grow into the wrap.

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 08:12:28 AM »
I've not thought about the plastic bag trick.  I'll have to give this a try.  I guess this would be similar to a proof box with plastic cover? 

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015, 08:25:32 AM »
If I were to use something like this picture would still I need to wrap the individual trays or will the plastic cover protect the dough from forming a dry crust?

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015, 08:47:56 AM »
Not really sure. Air movement dries he dough out more than simply being exposed to more air. But even in a lidded dough bucket with no air movement a skin will form given enough time.  I expect that it is like a proofing tray and lid and that with a rack covered in attic you would be fine for some period of time.

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 07:16:52 AM »
Today's dough on a cookie sheet.

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 12:57:54 AM »
Generously oil the tops of dough balls and take plastic off when dough is still cold

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 12:59:10 AM »
A food bag is also sold for full sheet pans. Or a clear 55 gal trash bags


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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 01:00:23 AM »
You could also flour the tops if the dough is really wet

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 08:51:18 AM »
Though He specifically said he didn't like the flour option.

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Re: How can i prevent my dough from sticking to the plastic wrap.
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 10:24:39 AM »
The dough on top seems to crust the ball quicker so that an option I'd like to avoid


 

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