Hello, I have been lurking in this forum for ages - so much great information!
I possibly should have posted this in the equipment forum, but thought I would start here. I am seriously considering getting an Electrolux Assistent mixer because I want to do larger quantities of dough than my KitchenAid can handle. I am curious if anyone has used the Electrolux for bread using home milled flour and if you have a feel for the quantities it could process. I'm hoping to do up to 2 kg of dough at 80-100% hydration.
Thanks for your help!
I am looking for a used (but in good condition) 220V Bosch Universal or DLX mixer. The Bosch is my preference (with blender). If anybody has one for sale or knows somebody who may have one, please let me know. The 220V is the tricky part; I am moving from the US and so the 120 will not be useful. (don't want to do the adaptor and such)
I know this is a question that has been bouncing around countless times on countless boards (because I've read A LOT of postings), but I'm still stumped -- and have to make a decision fast because of a very sweet thing my husband did.
For a little background, I've been baking our bread for almost a year now, after receiving (and being inspired by) a beautiful whole wheat loaf from a neighbor who owns a Bosch. We've been using a Zojirushi to do the hard work, though I take the dough out for its last rise and finish it in the oven.
We just got the Electrolux Assistant Original and I've already started using it for some standard breads and it works great. However I'm having a little trouble with low hydration dough's for bagels.
I'm not using large mases of flour (around 900g only) so using the dough hook doesn't seem to be appropriate. However when trying to add more flour when the dough starts to pull away from the side seems to just cause it to mass up and cause it to not mix/knead properly. Is there a trick to adding more flour to an already dry dough?
I use my DLX entirely for dough mixing and I adore it but have decided to give homemade pasta a shot. Which is the better option? Thanks!