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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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The test, also called pulling a window, is used to determine the gluten development in a bread dough. If the dough can be stretched to an almost translucent film, it has been sufficiently kneaded. If not, the dough must be kneaded longer and the windowpane test must be redone.

Windowpane test (“pulling a window”)