Autolyse Method Question


I am a little confused with the details of the autolyse method and the water for the remaining recipe. I've done this before in making my dough but I was doing it wrong. My confusion is this: Flour and water in my stand mixer 30 minutes (or longer) and then continue with the recipe. The recipe in the book calls for 225 grams of ice water.

The water used in the autolyse method--is this a different portion of water? If not, obviously the water won't be between 38-40 degrees after 30 minutes or an hour so I'm just a little lost lol. Help! PS. I love and really appreciate the new book Tony! My track and field team at San Jose State will appreciate "my" new dough recipe! haha

Jeff Petersmeyer
posted over 2 years ago

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Yes you would use the ice cold water during the autolease method then after you let that sit and absorb you would continue adding and mixing the rest of the ingredients. The temp of the mix will raise since it is sitting a room temp. If you feel that the dough is unworkable or manageable after your done mixing or if the dough is just too warm after mixing you could take your bowl and place it into your refrigerator during the Autolyse process to keep your dough cooler. Really depends on the temperature of your room. Hope this helps. Good question, thanks for it and Happy New Year

Tony Gemignani admin
posted over 2 years ago


Thank you so much. Happy New Year!

Jeff Petersmeyer
posted over 2 years ago


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