Can you over work bread dough?
Yesterday, I made a batch of simple bread dough which I split in half to make two country style loaves. The first I fussed with because the score didn’t look perfect and kept working it to make perfect marks ( I know I know anal much?). That loaf ended up with a poor crumb and gummy middle while the other loaf (which I was satisfied with) turned out to be the best loaf of my life. My question is can you distroy bread dough by fussing with it too much or over kneading?
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