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What does "stir in enough flour to make a soft dough" mean?

certifiedhumane Jul 26, 2012 07:35 PM

Hey guys well I have been cooking/baking for years now but I usually always use my mixer to knead and so far I haven't been confused..

I am making some cinnamon rolls,http://www.cutco.com/recipes/recipeDe... and after having mixed in 1.5 cups with wooden spoon i am at the kneading by hand stage (i am going to do it by hand this time, not by mixer) !

i don't know what a soft dough would mean... I used the recommended 1.5 cups of flour they asked for, the dough does not leave an indentation when i press finger (this is PRE kneading), it is sticky and some comes off when i touch with finger!!

Should I add more flour? I am not sure what I am aiming for here, thanks!

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    sandylc Jul 26, 2012 08:15 PM

    It's hard to tell from here, but generally a dough designated as "soft" is will be sticky before it is kneaded.

    1. paulj Jul 26, 2012 08:15 PM

      I would put it on a floured board and start kneading it with floured hands. A soft (yeast) dough should have just enough flour so you can knead it.

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        certifiedhumane Aug 29, 2012 04:26 PM

        ok thanks guys they came out amazing! don't know if it was simply because the recipe was good anyway or what..
        during the kneading process the dough had a little more flour added to it, it ended up not being too sticky . . still a bit confused as to what constitutes a soft dough however i will keep trying to figure this one out :)
        thanks again

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