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Bosch use for dough

metropical's picture

Bosch use for dough

Those of you that have a Bosch.  I have a Concept 7.

When you make multi grain or ww bread, how long and at what speed do you knead the first time?

dmsnyder's picture

Hi, metropical.

The Bosch ads talk about 2 minutes to mix dough, but I've found that is nonsense. Mixing times will depend on so many variables - the type of dough, the volume of dough, etc. But the real answer is, "until you have achieved the degree of gluten development desired."

That said, as a ballpark estimate, when mixing 3.5 to 4.0 lbs of lean, 68% hydration sourdough dough, after a 20-60 minute autolyse, I find 7-10 minutes at second speed gives me moderate gluten development, as assessed with the window pane test.

Hope this helps.



hanseata's picture

They should include that as a magnet sticker in every bread baking book!


flourgirl51's picture

I knead mine for 10 minutes.

Oldcampcook's picture

I usually incorporate my ingredients on speed 1 and then switch to speed 2. (old Universal).  I mix for about 7 or 8 mins and then check the dough with my finger for texture as well as just looking at it.