Cold water makes for stiffer mix??

Cold water makes for stiffer mix??

Submitted by amber108 on December 2, 2015 – 1:30pm.

Hey there 🙂 just wondering if anyone has noticed that when the weather gets warm and you need chilled water to get your DDT your mix is stiffer??

We had to use water @ 15C yesterday and the usual mixes seemed decidedly drier even though the water content was exactly the same and the recipe was followed to a T. Dough temp came out around 25C and the dough relaxed and softened over time, final loaf was good and not terribly different, though I did notice the crust was a tiny bit tougher…..

 Any thoughts??