Asked by: Eugeni Thoens
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th February, 2020

What happens if you let bread rise overnight?

It is possible to leave bread dough to rise overnight. This needs to be done in the refrigerator to prevent over-fermentation and doughs with an overnight rise will often have a stronger more yeasty flavour which some people prefer.

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Similarly, what happens if you let bread rise too long?

If you let the dough rise for too long, the taste and texture of the finished bread suffers. Because the dough is fermenting during both rises, if the process goes on for too long, the finished loaf of bread can have a sour, unpleasant taste. Over-proofed loaves of bread have a gummy or crumbly texture.

Similarly, can I refrigerate bread dough after it has risen? Yes, you can refrigerate bread dough, and in fact you will probably find that it will give you better, tastier results, because the yeast has more time to do its work. You should refrigerate the dough immediately after mixing, not after a rise.

Furthermore, what happens if you bake bread without letting it rise?

If you don't give it the time, the bread will not have the fluffiness you want. After letting it rise, you mould the dough once more before letting it rise AGAIN. The baking kills the yeast off, and without letting the bread rise you'll kill the yeast long before it can make your bread fluffy and tasty.

How long is too long for bread rise?

A lean, moist dough in a warm kitchen will probably rise in 45 minutes or less. A firmer dough with less moisture will take longer to rise. Yeast is very sensitive to temperature; even a few degrees less in the kitchen can extend the rise time significantly. A change of 17 degrees will cut the rise time in half.

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