The Fresh Loaf

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Dough Climb

February 25, 2012 - 2:10am -- StrangeRiser

I have recently taken delivery of a Kenwood mixer, and for baking cakes etc. it is the business! but the prime reason I bought it for was to knead the dough, but the dough seems to climb the hook, and just go along for the ride.

I've tried diferent speeds, even cranking it up to max (she bounced aroud a bit and the dough came off with the cetrufugal force, but I didn't think that was too healthy) 

I usualy use a 70-80% hydration,  which I figured is the higher side of average. but I thought that I'd be getting a good knead out of most doughs, even around 60% ??

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New, disappointed Bosch Universal Plus Owner

May 2, 2011 - 5:53pm -- rustleinthehedgerow

Okay, first off, I don't have an axe to grind. I'm proud of my German ancestry, love German engineering, drive BMWs, own and love my Bosch dishwasher and Bosch superautomatic coffee machine. I ordered the Bosch Universal Plus because I am an avid bread and pizza maker and got tired of mixing multiple batches of dough in my Kenwood K800 for many-loaf bakes and for pizza parties. (Last year I built an outdoor, wood-fired oven for these big bakes and parties, the most fun project I've ever undertaken, but that's another story.)

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Wanted: Doughhook for Kenwood Major

May 26, 2010 - 10:28am -- TigerEyess

When I was making bread the other day, the doughhook actually sheared off at the base of the spindle.  (Honest, my bread isn't *that* heavy)  Now I can't make my usual whole wheat loaf, 'cause there's no way I'm doing that by hand (okay, maybe it *is* that heavy).

Anybody have a doughook for an older Kenwood Major (My model is A717, but I believe the A707's fit as well)




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