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My dough is sticking horribly to the proving cloth

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Knotaknitter Fri 08-May-20 21:14:30

I have no proof of this but I was told that if you use a non-gluten flour to dust the cloth then the dough doesn't stick because it's the gluten that is the glue here. Cornflour, rice flour but not wheat flour. I was also told to keep the cloth in the freezer to avoid having to wash it.

I don't do sourdough so I've had no chance to test this for science.

bluefoxmug Fri 08-May-20 21:09:03

ime you need to use a whole more flour to prove in a cloth than you think.
quite a thick layer.

Moogletea Fri 08-May-20 20:37:59

I've had a similar problem. Now use colander and new jay cloth. Jay cloth seems to work better as not so thick

custardlover Fri 08-May-20 20:33:52

Sorry thought I had said - yes to sourdough. Maybe I'll just dedicate this cloth forever and see if it improves then, thanks

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fitflopqueen Fri 08-May-20 19:48:24

Is this for sourdough?, if so better to reuse the same liner each time, don’t wash it, dry, dust with extra flour each time. I use banneton with cotton liner.

sillysmiles Fri 08-May-20 19:46:08

Are you proving sourdough?
Pyrex dish and cloth makes me think that's what you are making.

Icypop Fri 08-May-20 19:45:05


Icypop Fri 08-May-20 19:44:54

Use a bigger bowl so the tea towel doesnt touch the doigh...

bluefoxmug Fri 08-May-20 19:42:16

do you put the dough on top of the cloth?
tbh I use oil in the bowl of the mixer, a lot kess messy

Pyrex dish may be the problem as it could be “sweating”. Try a colander?

TooMinty Fri 08-May-20 19:35:27

😂 Summerhouse

TooMinty Fri 08-May-20 19:34:56

What are you making? I never wrap in a cloth, just put it a big bowl with a tea towel gently draped over the top to prove.

SummerHouse Fri 08-May-20 19:34:45

No one likes a dough touching cloth. grin

custardlover Fri 08-May-20 19:32:37

I have used so much flour on the cloth but it's still really sticking on the second prove after shaping. I'm proving it in a Pyrex dish and a floured tea-towel and it's driving me crazy!

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