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Offline cnascime

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I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« on: June 09, 2022, 12:03:41 AM »
I accidently put double the salt (we use 3% and I put 6%) and only noticed it after the dough was finished mixing at about 24 degrees Celsius. I put it in the refrigerator to bring the temperature down and mix it again the next day.

I'm planning in just adding the same recipe I used, but without the salt of course. First the water and yeast, then the flour.

Do you think this will work? This raised a few questions:

1-what will happen to a dough with 6% salt? will it kill the yeast?
2-what will happen to the gluten structure?
3-is this the best way to save my dough? or are there any better ways?

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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2022, 08:29:13 AM »
I think it will work fine sorta like a pre-fermented dough.

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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 09:58:21 AM »
If it was me, and I still had at least 24 hours, I'd throw it away and start over. You might cook a small piece and see how it tastes. as high as 4.5% isn't completely uncommon. Maybe 6% will still be edible?
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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 01:07:51 PM »
I think it will work fine sorta like a pre-fermented dough.

I think so too. Do you think the order of ingredients is correct? First the dough, then water with yeast, and finally the flour?

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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 01:08:51 PM »
If it was me, and I still had at least 24 hours, I'd throw it away and start over. You might cook a small piece and see how it tastes. as high as 4.5% isn't completely uncommon. Maybe 6% will still be edible?

I still have plenty of time to start over. The problem is the cost. I used 12,5kg of flour and here in Brazil this flour is pretty expensive...


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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 01:55:13 PM »
I think it will work just fine. I've certainly made dough and forgot to add an ingredient and then went back and remixed to make it right.

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Re: I Put too much Salt. Can I fix it?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2022, 02:12:59 PM »
I think so too. Do you think the order of ingredients is correct? First the dough, then water with yeast, and finally the flour?
If it is IDY then i would first add it to the dry flour, mix it and then the water.

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