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Old 05-07-2011, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: How can I stop my pizza dough balls from spreading?

If using James' recipe, you are at approx 65% hydration. If you drop (like previously mentioned) to 60%, you will not have the issue. Also, let the dough balls (yes brickie) out to get a skin on them, that will help as well. Also, I have learned from Master Jedi Peter that using flour when handling the dough is OK! See Bread Bakers Apprentice and many of the You tube videos out there! If too rubbery and you did not mix too long, allow the dough to rest longer (the gluten will relax) and that is usually my problem as my ankle biters are always nagging me to hurry up with the dough.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: How can I stop my pizza dough balls from spreading?

Originally Posted by Mitchamus View Post
Zip lock sandwich bags are good for this...
I worked at a small pizza shop where every dough ball was stored in the fridge in its own zip bag. The Pizza was quite good. I have often wondered if the environment in the bag is conducive to delicious dough development.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: How can I stop my pizza dough balls from spreading?

nothing wrong with dough balls spreading some. just part of working with wet dough. balls are going to spread especially if left for 2-3 days in your refir. Just take them out of refir a couple of hours before you need them and don't worry about it. If it is good dough you should not have a problem...rock dude
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