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What is Autolyse? EXPLAINED

Natasha Krajnc

Autolysis is the process of mixing flour and water in a recipe, followed by a 30-60 minute resting period.

This half-hour pause enables some significant changes to occur in the bread dough, resulting in a phenomenal improvement in your bread baking.

During the autolyse stage, your dough will develop stretchy gluten and repair broken protein.

The benefits of autolysing include:

– Reduced kneading effort – Bran softening

– Improved gluten structure – Better oven spring – Easier scoring

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Natasha Krajnc

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