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How do I get bread dough to an eggfest?

egginatoregginator Posts: 569
edited 9:38AM in EggHead Forum
I was going to make the dough in the bread maker. It will go through the initial rise. I could then freeze it or refrigerate it. Which is best?? I have a 3 hour drive to the fest and plan to go Sat morning.




  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481

    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    Carrier pigeon? :woohoo: :evil:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    What kind of bread?

    I would probably refrigerate it right after the kneading is done, then let it rise Sat morning on the way to the fest.
  • OKCeggerOKCegger Posts: 38
    I'd say do it Fidel's way. Then I'll be there to sample the finished product. ;) I'm looking forward to some good "egg eats" come Sat.:cheer:
  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Here's my recommendation:

    Make the dough in the bread maker, and as Fidel says, take it through the kneeding stage. Pull it from the bread maker, and let the dough rise until doubled (60 to 120 minutes?). Shape the dough and then place it in the refrigerator overnight. (I don't use a bread maker, so make any adjustments as you see fit. The important point is to let the dough enjoy an overnight fermentation in the frig.)

    If you have a 3 hour drive on Saturday, place the shaped dough in a cooler for the trip to the Eggfest. The dough can stay in the cooler the entire trip. Typically you'll need about 1 hour to take the chill off the dough prior to baking.

    Have fun!

  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    You're right on with that advice, Puj! That's the way I do it when I bake bread at fests.......
  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569

    I didn't want to have to freeze it, but I thought it might go a little crazy overnight in the fridge (who knows what's going on in there!)

  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569
    Thanks, I was afraid they would over-rise and then not have anything left when I made the stuffed buns at the fest.
  • :laugh: levitate to OKC :woohoo:
    no, just jokin'
    I'd mix, bag, put in fridge, then let it rise on the ride over!
    did I tell you about the time my granny (Nannie) let the bread dough rise in the back seat of the car while we went shopping??? Well, in South Texas Summers, the temp can get a might warm...can you guess??... yes, the back seat was covered in dough :woohoo: :whistle: :woohoo:
    turn out great, though, as usual since she was such a great cook :kiss:
  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569
    I live in Dallas and had a coke explode in my car because it was so hot. It aint Seattle that's for sure.

  • JeevesJeeves Posts: 461

    I'm not much of a dough maker but...

    How much amperage does the maker use?

    I would use a DC/AC converter and make it in route, let it sit, punch down, then move into a cooler with ice?
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