French recipe translation?

French recipe translation?

I’m looking at an old Brioche recipe – in French and at one point it just says:

pâte  bâtard

This is in-between the mix at slow speed, then the above, then mix at speed 2.

A literal translation just tells me batard dough – which might be an instruction to shape it, but at this point in the recipe, it’s just going from speed 1 to speed 2…

So I’m wondering if anyone has seen this before and if it actually means anything. The dough seems to work without me doing anything special at that point, other than upping the speed…



Source: Fresh Loaf