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What happens if you don't knead bread?
Last Updated: 30th January, 2020
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In this way, what happens if you don't knead dough long enough?
And when you do, over-kneaded dough hastrouble integrating the new folds. Over-kneaded dough willalso tear easily; in under-kneaded dough this is because thegluten hasn't become elastic enough, but inover-kneaded dough, this means that the gluten is so tightthat it has very little give.
Likewise, how do you know when you have kneaded bread enough? If the dough doesn't spring back when pressed with afinger, or tears when you pull it, it needs morekneading. If it springs back immediately when lightlypressed, and doesn't tear when you pull it, it's beenkneaded enough and is ready to rise.
Subsequently, question is, is kneading bread necessary?
The purpose of kneading a bread dough isto form gluten. This is very important for bread, becausethe gluten meshes will hold the gasses that the yeast produce,which will help the bread to rise. The theory behind ano-knead bread is that there is more than one way to makegluten.
What happens if you don't knead pizza dough enough?
Kneading develops the strands of gluten in thedough, allowing it to rise properly and giving it the propertexture. If you don't knead it enough, it'll be, yes,too dense and hard. While it is possible to over-kneaddough, it's very, very difficult to do so.