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Step 2: Mix the Dough

Combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Start with the warm water, and add the yeast to it. Stir.

Add flour a cup at a time and mix. Add in the salt as you are doing this. Once you get in 3 cups of flour, keeping adding more flour in small amounts and mixing until the dough no longer sticks to the side of the mixing bowl. This might be an entire cup or more of flour.

Sprinkle a little flour over the top of the dough, then cover it with plastic wrap, and set out-of-the-way for 8 to 12 hours. I usually prepare the dough the night before I need it, and bake it the next day.
 
whilden7 months ago

I've been trying this crock pot/double pot method to make clotted cream. What do you think about using the double pot without the water in the bottom? the problem with water in the pot is that it creates too much steam which in turn drips on the cream.

bennelson (author)  whilden7 months ago
With a doubled pot and no water, heat won't transfer correctly. The heating element in Crock-Pots is in the side only. The instructions always say that you MUST have water or liquid in the crock, or you can damage it.

You might just want to try some sort of a cover on your interior pot to keep the steam out. I've used Weck jars for yogurt-making and simply set their flat glass top on them to keep out contaminants out. Works great!