Kitchenaid kneading--off kilter?
I just got my first kitchenaid pro 600 with bowl lift and immediately tried out one of those wetter dough recipes that is supposed to be hard to make by hand due to the temptation to add too much flour.
The recipe only uses about 5 -6 cups of AP flour and the Kitchenaid Pro (with bowl lift) supposedly can handle up to 8 cups of bread flour (so I would think even more of AP). I also followed the instructions (only using speed 2, etc).
You are supposed to snap the bowl in place before you lift the bowl, which I did. The bowl basically "unsnapped" in the midst of kneading and stopped wiht the bowl slightly off kilter. Basically, it seemed like it had gone off balance. So I am worried that there is a problem with my new machine. Does this happen from time to time, was it too dry? (I did add the softened butter after this happened and it seemed OK afterwards, but it seems like the Kitchenaid should be able to handle "tougher" "drier" dough). (I was making the Bread Alone book's Kugelhof).
I don't think this was an issue of paddle clearance (which I read about in the manual); because it went fine for a little while (or is this what the paddle clearance issue is?) I intend to call Kitchenaid as well but as I bought this for making bread in large part I was wondering if I could have the benefit of your collective experience!
thanks very much.