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Friday, January 10, 2014

Bread Making Tips: KitchenAid Stand Mixer #CakesAndDecors



Bread Making Tips

Making bread with a mixer is quite different from making bread by hand. Therefore, it will take some practice before you are completely comfortable with the new process. We recommend you start with an easy recipe. Like Basic White Bread until you become accustomed to making bread with stand mixer.

Tips for Mixing and Kneading:

1) Always use the dough hook to mix and knead yeast doughs.

2) Never exceed speed 2 when using the dough hook.

3) Never use recipes calling for more than 8 cups of all-purpose flour or 6 cups of whole wheat flour when making dough with a 4.5-quart tilt-head mixer.

4) Never use recipes calling for more than 9 cups of all-purpose flour or 6 cups of whole wheat flour when making dough with a 5-quart tilt-head mixer.

5) Most bread recipes give a range for the amount of flour to use. When the dough clings to the hook and cleans the sides of the bowl, enough flour has been added. If the dough is sticky or the humidity is high, slowly add more flour (about ½ cup at a time), but never exceed the recommended flour capacity. Knead after each addition until the flour is completely worked into the dough. If too much flour is added, a dry loaf will result.

6) Some types of dough, especially those made with whole grain flours, may not form a ball on the hook. However, as long as the hook comes in contact with the dough, kneading will be accomplished.

7) Some large recipes and soft doughs may occasionally climb over the collar of the hook. This usually indicates that the dough is sticky and more flour should be added. The sooner all the flour is added, the less likely the dough will climb the hook. For such recipes, try starting with all but the last cup of flour in the initial mixing process. Then add the remaining flour as quickly as possible.

8) Use a candy or other kitchen thermometer to assure that liquids are at the temperature specified in the recipe. Liquids at higher temperature can kill the yeast, while liquids at lower temperatures will retard yeast growth.

9) Warm all ingredients to room temperature to insure the proper rising of dough. If the yeast is to be dissolved in the bowl, always warm the bowl first by rinsing with warm water to prevent cooling of liquids.




15 comments:

Ellen Bernardino said...

I don't usually bake and make pastries so these tips are very helpful for me.

Ria Cervantes said...

I have always wanted a Kitchenaid but it's too expensive.

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Chubskulit Rose said...

I have a bread making machine but never used it even once lol. Maybe it's time.

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Daf Benosa said...

Always wanted to bake but I don't have the equipment. Ugh. But someday :)

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Leah TravelQuest said...

I love to bake it would be nice to have mixer , looking for kitchenaid to be on sale they kinda expensive compare to other brand.

J said...

I own a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer and have put it to good use for years. I'm an avid baker and I used to bake cake weekly but I haven't been baking as often as I used to. I haven't dabbled on bread making however. Just cakes and cookies.

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nova hedges said...

this is very helpful, i guess there are big difference when you bake through the help of a machine and manual.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

i almost bought a hand mixer ystrdy haha but will totally buy one mybe later. my husband loves to cook and I kind love baking, its a bit tiring doing all the mixing thing when baking thanks for the tips!

kulasa zen said...

hmmm makes me want to bake :) I used to bake when I was single :) It was always fun coming up with something delicious with my bro and mom! I guess my kids are missing a lot not baking :) great tips!

Jessica Cassidy said...

I never have that kitchen gadget :-( Thank you for the helpful tips, do appreciate them :-) I like to eat bread with my morning coffee too :-)

papaleng said...

This I would like to try. Magandang business ito.

Anne Mary said...

This is a great tip for those who are into baking. Uhmm I will maybe buy this one on summer since my niece and I are planning to enroll for baking.

Marie said...

I want something like this! Let's see! :)

Bjorn Bernales said...

I tried baking a kind of bread once and ended up having pita-like texture bread. Pita is a kind of bread, right? So I think that counts.

But after that, I never tried baking bread again.

Bjorn Bernales said...

I tried baking a kind of bread once and ended up having pita-like texture bread. Pita is a kind of bread, right? So I think that counts.

But after that, I never tried baking bread again.

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