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optimum hydration for a Bosch Universal plus

chetc's picture

optimum hydration for a Bosch Universal plus

A friend of mine is after a Bosch Universal plus, she called a few places and did not get a solid answer, she makes breads with hydrations between 63 & 66% is this an ideal hydration for good kneading



caraway's picture

would be yes.  I  don't prefer to use mine with hydration higher than that because the dough climbs the center spindle and doesn't knead well as a result.  But with hydrations in the 60's it's a great workhorse and is very easy to clean.  I also think it does a great job with cookie doughs, whipping cream and meringue.