KA Pro 600 Speed and length Q for bread
I got the KA Pro 600 for christmas. It's a big deal. I have been holding off getting a mixer because I want one for bread, specifically. And, we couldn't afford one especially since I wanted the DLX. But, I guess I have the Pro 600 now. I hope it will be fine. And who really knows when I could afford a better machine...
I made all my breads by hand before. I stopped for a while because I just didn't have the time. Since I didn't have a mixer, I never paid any attention to the questions, details. I am confused about speed and lenght of mixing. KA says that I should only use the dough hook on speed 2 for 3-4 mins. But, when I've read some recipes on TFL, I see all kinds of variations- start slow, once mixed, increase speed and mix for 8 mins, etc. In the standmixer world, is it all relative to the machine you have? So, even though others are mixing for 5-8 mins, I would stop around 3? It's been almost a year since I made bread so I guess I'll try to go by feel, but I'm starting with less traditional- using herbs and oils because I feel it's an easier way to get back into things, especially when I wasn't so great at it to begin with. But, I made mostly traditional stuff with no added oils so I"m not sure if the oil affects the kneeding?
I guess I'll find out as my preferment is waiting for my attention. Just wondering if anyone can comment.