Turns out, I have been kneading my dough wrong this whole time. I have accidentally been beating it up, thinking I was “kneading.”
Then, I discovered this video tutorial from The Kitchn: how to love your dough (i.e. how to knead properly)
It was a completely different experience. The dough was soft, but not as sticky as I thought it’d be. It felt…alive?
Was it life changing? Close. I ended up making the most incredible batch of pizza bites. Then, I did it again the week after. (Recipe for Pizza Bites by Annie Eats)
I want to recreate every dough recipe I have ever tried.
Every. Single. One.