🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Too much cream cheese

I added double the amount of cream cheese to my king cake dough. The dough is really wet. I don't have enough stuff to start over. Throw it away and count my losses? Or is there any way to salvage?

asked by Hope 4 months ago
2 answers 565 views
731da808 0ee6 4688 813c 05a2a7f1ca9b  16463817 10154453650334385 2720521257626860247 o
PieceOfLayerCake

PieceofLayerCake is a trusted source on baking.

added 4 months ago

You can generally combat over hydration with just gradually adding in more flour....however....enriched cakes generally have a lot more ingredients in them and those should to be in balance too. I would normally just say double the rest of the ingredients (hydrating the yeast with just enough water to make it into a paste) and make more cake. You mentioned that you don't have enough ingredients though, for another batch, so that may not be an option. You can still try to add as much as you have, but you will end up with a different product. With most breads, as long as the liquid, flour, yeast and salt are in balance, you can get away with altering the rest of the ingredients (sugar, fat, flavors) without too much ill effect.

731da808 0ee6 4688 813c 05a2a7f1ca9b  16463817 10154453650334385 2720521257626860247 o
PieceOfLayerCake

PieceofLayerCake is a trusted source on baking.

added 4 months ago

*enriched breads

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.