Perhaps my favourite part of the process is when I actually get my hands into the flour and water and feel the dough coming together. It is important to get mixing right as it is a critical part of baking. Mixing is the essential part of developing the gluten. For both ambient and retarded methods the mixing is the same, but the autolyse is different. The autolyse for the retarded method is shorter. The main choice is whether to mix by machine or by hand. To access to the most comprehensive online sourdough course and our library of video tutorials, sourdough recipes, expert interviews and tips, subscribe now to The Sourdough Club. Learn to make Sourdough and you can order a free starter to get you going. Start your journey today & discover why sourdough is the healthiest bread. Find out more about how sourdough is the healthiest bread, and apply our 7 core principles to your baking to help your digestion & benefit your overall health & wellbeing. There is a world of information inside the club with core knowledge, so you learn to understand sourdough and a have whole community of bakers to support you. It's alive with baking and conversations, with the latest research, tips, regular inspiring recipes and brilliant webinars, an interactive forum, as well as discounts for members. You also get updates with news to be in the know before anyone else about the latest books by Vanessa Kimbell, and courses at the Sourdough School. To join the Sourdough Club click here If you are not able to join at the moment then please subscribe to our Sourdough Club magazine and keep up to date In the meantime, please do follow us on Instagram & Facebook LOVE BAKE NOURISH
Top tips on mixing for the Retarded Method
You will learn how to mix your dough during the retarded method. You will find out about the difference between hand mixing and mixing by machine.
You will understand how to mix a retarded dough and how to get to know your dough through using different senses. You will know the advantages and disadvantages of using a hand mixing or machine mixing method.
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