Kneading french method?
I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother would make the worlds greatest sweet bread. When I learned how to make bread myself and learned how to knead the traditional method (some 20 years later), I remember thinking to myself "I seem to recall my grandmother slamming the dough on the table". I had memories of my tiny little 5' tall (maybe) Hispanic grandmother slamming this giant dough on the table. And then trays of rising dough all over the house. Followed by the most delicious smell and the BEST bread ever. Anyway, I stumbled upon this video one day:
This is it!! This must be what she was doing. Don't know how this method made it's way to the Amazon area of South America, but this must be it. Does anyone use this method? I really stink at kneading. It seems I can never quite pass the window test, and I knead for a good 10 minutes straight, or longer. Sometimes I'll give this a try for a minute or two, but the stretching of the dough makes the dough sticky again pretty quick. Sorry for rambling, just wondering if anyone uses this method. I'm thinking about saying heck with it and buying a bread machine just for kneading!