The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Straight or spiral hook?

December 12, 2008 - 3:13am -- bakersteve


I'm just getting to grips with a 20-quart Hobart (nicknamed 'Godzilla'), standard hook. I need this machine as I bake for a local market and they keep crying 'More bread, more bread!'. I'm getting variable results, with some breads not rising as much as expected and others fine. I have read the threads here and seen that people mirror my own experience re. hydration levels; that at lower hydration (say below 62%) a medium-size stand mixer can just push the dough around (and wind it up the hook).

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Help with Hobart mixer

July 28, 2008 - 8:02am -- karmayarn

I just was given a 30 qt Hobart mixer with a dough hook, wisk and paddle.  I am not a professional baker but I do like to bake bread.  I have two questions;  How much is the mixer worth? I would guess it is about 20 years old but it looks like new.  I'm just curious.  My second question, which is more fun, is where can I find bread recipes to make such a large quantity?  I'm getting some friends together to make a jumbo batch of bread dough that we can then divide and freeze.  Any suggestions?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 Amy Grant, Kingfield Maine


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