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Offline dmger14

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Brand spanking new to the game, and before buying a mixer I will try by hand.  Can I successfully mix the yeast concoction with the flour in a large platic Tupperware container, and if so would you recommend coating it with Pam first?  Or do I really need to use a glass container to keep it from sticking so much in that initial mixing process?

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Re: Can I make dough by hand in a plastic bowl or does it have to be glass?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 10:32:32 AM »
I don't think it will make any difference. I think the only benefit of glass (or metal) is that it's rigid.
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Re: Can I make dough by hand in a plastic bowl or does it have to be glass?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 10:52:54 AM »
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Re: Can I make dough by hand in a plastic bowl or does it have to be glass?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 11:45:35 AM »
I might also add that when mixing the dough by hand I like to use a wooden spoon or wooden scraper (like a spoon but flat) to mix my dough, it won't bend and when you think you might break the handle you know it's time to stop mixing. I have a home made pizza dough "recipe" posted in the PMQ (Pizza Marketing Quarterly) Recipe Bank at <www.pmq.com> just use "dough" for your search word.
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Re: Can I make dough by hand in a plastic bowl or does it have to be glass?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 12:25:25 PM »
Thank you so much.  All of this information is very helpful!