Spiral Dough Hook & Kneading question.
Hi all, i'm new at baking and just bought a 600 series kitchen aid mixer. Just wondering if using the spiral dough hook is the same as kneading for X amount of minutes. When i read the recipes it usually says to knead for x amount of time, or until smooth or whatever. my question is, does using the spiral hook replace that kneading time. Is the mixer doing the work and when it's done all i have to do is let it rise? thanks all.