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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:37 PM
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How I Got Past the Need for No-Knead
Not all that long ago I set out on a hunt for a basic, all-adaptable sweet dough, and came across this vid:

http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/video/2008/03/bertinet_...

Seeing something like this gave me confidence that kneading *would* be rewarded and not leave sticky stuff all over sticky hands. Since then I've tried it making other breads and while the technique isn't always perfect for avoiding a mess, overall it does the trick.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:03 AM
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1. Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:27 AM
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2. That looks incredibly simple! And it's beautiful dough! Have you tried the
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 11:28 AM by Lucinda
technique with savory bread?
I don't make a lot of sweet dough products, but I might have to try some doughnuts!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:45 AM
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3. I Did It With Sourdough
And it seems I did have to scrape the table a little more than I did with the sweet dough. It was a couple of months ago, though, so the memory's a little foggy.

Made some cinnamon rolls with this last night, for the second time; it's what put me in mind to post it here.

Dee-lish.

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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:47 AM
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4. Cool! It looked like it might work well with other types of dough too.
Cinnamon rolls sound sooo good.
I think I may have to make a batch this week and see how it turns out!

Thanks again for posting this!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:25 PM
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5. I got past it with a Kitchen Aid
which I got because arthritis had made kneading extremely painful.

Once I got it through my thick skull that bread dough was supposed to start out sticky and nasty, I did do a variation of his technique. I still finish dough that way because it's just so satisfying.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:20 PM
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6. I Started w/a Kitchen Aid
Just speaking for myself but there was something about kneading, as an inexperienced breadmaker, that played off all kinds of insecurities. "Am I doing it right? I'm not doing this right."
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:05 PM
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7. I can't seem to view this video, darn it
Can you describe it? I am really intrigued!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:11 PM
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8. Link for the recipe and description of the technique:
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 04:13 PM by Lucinda
http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2008/03/sweetdough

He talked about using it for doughnuts among other things in the video...
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:15 PM
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9. That page loaded for me, thank you!
I don't know why the other one wouldn't.

I like this idea: "you can make small baguettes, slice them in half horizontally, and slip a thin bar of good chocolate inside for a very French after-school snack." (Maybe you could try that...but keep it away from the cat :))
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:16 PM
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10. Yup. Or shoot nutella inside! A hersheys special dark bar
sounds yummy though!

Our cats are freaks.
I swear one of the guys MUST have been a ballet dancer in a former life. He walks like a dancer, can get into positions I've never seen another cat master, and craves sweets and fats. :D
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