I am looking to buy a mixer to mix and knead whole grain dough for breadmaking; max. of 8 loaves @ 1.5 lb. at a time. I'm considering a 20 qt. Volrath but cannot find information re: power required for this particular application. Any answers/comments ?
whole grain bread
With the kids home for the summer, I pretty well abandoned my bread baking/learning routines but school is coming and I'm ready to get down to it again. Meanwhile I got some birthday book money (the only way I get to buy books these days) and am looking to order two books. Trouble is, there are four on my list. I'm hoping you folks can help me. Which two would be the best combination for a wanabe whole grain bread/sourdough bread baker?
Peter Rinehart's Whole Grain Breads
Peter Rinehart's Bread Baker's Apprentice
Dan Lepard's Handmade Bread