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Offline Puzzolento

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Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« on: March 09, 2022, 01:20:54 PM »
I'm making a New York pie with KABF and added gluten. I want to do it without oil.

The only reason I put oil inside pizza crust is to prevent tearing. In order to make oil-free crust, I still have to use a little oil, because I apply it to the outside of the dough while it rises. Again, the purpose is to keep it from ripping.

Does anyone here make dough that is completely oil-free? I'm wondering if oil is the only thing that can prevent me from making holes in the dough as I toss it.

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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 01:33:18 PM »
No oil for me. Only tears if improperly fermented.

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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 02:10:45 PM »
No oil in my dough for me either and no tearing.
Use 60% hydration, 72 hr CF.
Don't toss though, just stretch and turn.
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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 02:14:33 PM »
There is no need for oil.   You are probably under or over fermented.

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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 06:09:07 PM »
Do you have problems handling the dough? I have a zero-oil ball in the fridge. I expect it to be pretty sticky tomorrow.
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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2022, 10:42:46 PM »
If its sticky even after a day in the fridge you should definitely try mixing longer.   Even a very wet dough can be made to not be sticky with proper mixing and a day in the fridge.

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Re: Preventing Tearing in Oil-Free Dough?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2022, 01:49:55 PM »
I made a new ball yesterday and tossed it today. No tearing, so all is well.
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