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fork out the dough

To pay, generally unwillingly, a certain amount of money. If you want the most cutting edge technology, you'd better be prepared to fork out the dough for it. Listen, fork out the dough or you'll never see your husband again!
See also: dough, fork, out

fork over the dough

To pay, generally unwillingly, a certain amount of money. If you want the most cutting edge technology, you'd better be prepared to fork over the dough for it. Listen, fork over the dough or you'll never see your husband again!
See also: dough, fork

be rolling in dough

To be exceptionally wealthy; to have large amounts of money to spend. I hear her father is rolling in dough, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. Once we get this plan underway, we'll be rolling in dough in no time!
See also: dough, roll

rolling in dough

Exceptionally wealthy; having large amounts of money to spend. I hear her father is rolling in dough, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. Once we get this plan underway, we'll be rolling in dough in no time!
See also: dough, roll

(one's) cake is dough

One's actions have failed or not led to the desired outcome—much like a cake that is still dough after baking. The phrase appears in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. I know you worked really hard on this project, but it looks like your cake is dough, and you won't be winning the contest.
See also: cake, dough

dough

(do)
n. money. (see also bread.) I got a lot of dough for that ring I found.

dough head

n. a nerd; a simpleton. Tom, don’t be such a dough head. Read the instructions and do it right.
See also: dough, head
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It is apparent from these results that the ultrasonic spectrum of dough is comprised of three distinct regions.
FOR THE VANILLA DOUGH: 500g plain flour 300g unsalted butter, at room temperature, diced 150g icing sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 free-range egg yolks FOR THE CHOCOLATE DOUGH: 290g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 180g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes 90g icing sugar 2 free-range egg yolks EXTRAS: The left-over egg whites for gluing the dough together Pinch of salt Pastry brush METHOD: To make the vanilla dough, sift the flour into a bowl.
Chattman also makes Rugelach (and bakes them straight from the freezer) with a cream cheese dough for gift-giving.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine the flour, two tablespoons of butter, orange flower water, and salt.
With this unit, the gentle creation of a uniform dough sheet allows measured portioning without the need for a divider.
Scientists in Pakistan were able to determine the effect of modified whey protein concentrates on the instrumental texture profile analysis (TPA) of frozen doughs made from the flour of different protein contents.
Cut each of remaining 4 batches of plain dough into thirds (12 portions); set aside for bases, keeping in airtight containers or bags.
The Pillsbury Dough Boy may be a little chunky, but he's no dope.
Measure 1 cup Master Dough into a dry measuring cup, packing level with rim.
Insert a dough scraper or a small spatula between dough and sides of pan to clean and even edges.
Use dough at room temperature; if made ahead, cover airtight and refrigerate up to 3 days (or freeze for longer storage).
With a little help from convenient prepared refrigerated doughs - like crescent dinner rolls and biscuits, bread, cookie and pie crust dough - you can change all that.
Commercial refrigerated doughs were characterized and baked, and then were compared to supercritically processed dough and bread.
The effects of sourdough on doughs are complex due to the wide variety of sourdoughs and the variables involved--type of starter cultures, dough yield, dough temperature and additives.