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My DLX WORKS!!!

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FaithHope

My DLX WORKS!!!

Yeah!! My mixer finally works!  HA!  Really, I think I'm just the one who works now!  Thanks everyone for all the helpful tips for using my DLX.  Just making my second batch of sourdough, I dumped everything in with the dough hook and let it rest at first like Eric suggested.  Then continued mixing, it worked TOTALLY GREAT!!!!

Thank you for all the helpful tips on everything!  I'm going to try that Rosemary Olive loaf next Floyd!  That looks awesome!!  I'm still trying to get this bakers math stuff down!  I love baking!  This is so fun!!

 Faith

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qahtan

Hi Faith, by bakers math, do you mean the pecentages, I have been baking bread etc for over 50 years, of many variety's as a home baker, and I still don't understand these bakers pecentages, many have tried to show/help me. but I just don't get it.     ;-)))))) qahtan 

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FaithHope

Yes!  Oh good, that makes me feel better! :)  It's Greek to me! :)

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ehanner

Ahhh, victory, sweet victory. So happy you have passed over that little bump.

Don't let anyone dissuade you from learning Bakers Percents. Yes yes there are experienced bakers like qahtan who get by fine but you will learn way faster if you use well tested formulas and learn this simple metric system. Trust me on this.

Eric

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judyinnm

Where do I find these tipe you received, about your DLX?  I need them.

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ehanner

Judy,

Here is a link to get you started.

Search for DLX use here on the site and there are many threads. I started out using the roller and scraper. Learning how to get the roller to make a doughnut as it develops the dough takes a little experience. Knowing how much flour to add to get the consistency just right is learned  by experience.

OR, you can dump everything in the bowl and use the Hook and scraper. As soon as the scraper is getting caught in the gluten, remove it. I find it is best to mix everything into one shaggy mass, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes covered. Then run on low or medium for 3 minutes and again let it set for 30 minutes. One more short mix for maybe a minute or two depending on the dough should be enough. Check the dough for windowpane, if it still tears, wait another 30 minutes and repeat for a short minute. Time is your friend here. If you have further questions on your DLX ask away.

Eric