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Which of the 2 dough cycles?

emily_mb's picture

Which of the 2 dough cycles?

I am trying to follow a recipe (Eckhardt & Butts' pain au levain) that call for proccessing the ingredients "in the dough cycle" but my Zo mini has 2 dough cycles. One rests, kneads and proofs.  The whole process takes almost 2 hours.  Then there is another dough cycle that just kneads.  Which one should I use? 


cgmeyer2's picture

i have a welbilt bread machine with 2 dough cycles - dough & bagel dough. they both have multiple rest, knead & rise cycles.

i use my bread machine for kneading  only. my bread machine book has times for kneading on each cycle. i set a separate timer & when then knead time is finished i stop the bread machine. i then take the dough out & proof according to whatever recipe i am using.

hope this helps you