Something to bear in mind is why we stretch and fold – it is because you cannot develop the gluten by hand as well as by a machine in the bakery. So this technique is best-done early on and personally I only use it when mixing by hand to help develop gluten structure. In this lesson, Vanessa explains the importance of the stretch and fold technique to help you develop the gluten in your dough and create a beautiful finished sourdough. 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
Is it a yoga move? Why do I need to Stretch & Fold the dough?
In this lesson, you will learn how the stretch and fold technique works to develop the gluten and create structure in your sourdough loaf.
You will now understand the importance of the stretch and fold technique in creating structure in your sourdough.
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