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bread machine vs mixers

Ricardo's picture

bread machine vs mixers

My oven does not have the capacity to bake several
loaves at the same time so I have to make small batches of dough
So now I use my bread machine for mixing and kneading for about 7 to 8 minutes
I wonder if additional hand kneading is necessary such as stretching and folding the dough several times whilst adding salt?


cgmeyer2's picture

hi ricardo

i use my bread machine for the mixing, kneading & 1st rise on the dough cycle. if the bread requires a 2nd rise, i use a food-grade 5 qt pail. after the 2nd rise i shape & bake

hope this helps, claudia