Using a stand mixer w/o paddle attachment
I'm about to try making my first loaves using a Bosch compact mixer I just received via eBay.
As my guide, I'm working with BBA (which I love). Mr. Reinhart's recipes often call for a paddle attachment for the first stage of the wet mix. The Bosch compact doesn't come with a paddle; its mixing tools are a beating whisk, a stirring whisk and a dough hook. The Bosch instruction booklet states that the dough hook is the only tool that will stand up to yeast doughs.
Am I likely to get an excellent result using the dough hook throughout, otherwise following Reinhart's instructions for mixing time and speed? If not, can anyone suggest a tweak or two to adjust for mixing w/o a paddle attachment?