sticky chalah dough
- elane Apr 30, 2004 07:55 AM
i've been baking my own chala for years. when i use my bosch mixer the dough is sticky (i do keep adding flour). when i do the kneading by hand the dough is not sticky and i use less flour. I am working with high glueten dough. in speaking with another friend, she also has the same problem. any suggestions? does anyone have a receipe for chalah that is close to Zomicks? thanks
High Gluten flour by definition makes for a stickier dough. When using the mixer you may want to try bread flour. Bread flour contains more gluten than white flour, but less than high gluten flour. I make my challah by hand, so high gluten flour works fine for me. When using the mixer it gets mixed more thoroughly and makes for a stickier dough. Lots of luck!
thanks happy mom for your advice. question: would you think the chalah comes out better with a mixer/bread flour combination or hand/high gluten? also, i don't know if you live in the new york area (namely long island), but i'm looking for a recipe that is as good as zomicks in the 5-towns. i currently use a recipe with 5 lb. flour, 4 eggs, 2 oz. yeast, 1 3/4 cup sugar, 4 tsp salt and 1 cup oil. it is somewhat on the denser side.