Beer Info FAQ

Can you over stretch and fold sourdough?

Can you over stretch and fold sourdough?

If you tried to give this strong dough a stretch and a fold-over, you'd be fighting the dough, forcing it to comply. Instead, give the dough more time to rest, let the gluten relax and become extensible again, and then perform another set (if at all).

What is the windowpane test for sourdough?

To see if a dough passes the windowpane test, gently lift up a piece from the surface and stretch it between two fingers. If you can stretch it thin enough to be almost translucent without it ripping, the dough has developed enough gluten and you can stop folding for the remainder of bulk fermentation. Ready to bake?