My Ankarsrum Problem
I've been trying to get used to the Ankarsrum mixer for about a month now. I run into problems when I attempt to mix the initial ingredients (less salt) to Autolyse. Here is what I need to learn.
It seems that when I follow the recipe there is never enough water to hydrate the initial mass in order to Autolyse. I end up adding a little more water and mixing by hand inside the bowl before Autolyse.
I have spoken with Ashley @ AnkarsrumUSA and she tells me that the Ankarsrum will use less flour on any given recipe. Her many YouTube videos point this out. BUT, I believe that any good recipe will have the proper hydration and no matter what mixer you use to knead, the ingredients should remain extremely close to the instructions.
I can't tell you how much I'd appreciate any help that would solve this problem for me. I am an Ankarsrum believer, but so far I missing something.
UPDATE; 12-14-2017 This mixer is great. If you need help, by all means ask.
Check out this video for an example of how much abuse this machine can handle. In the video the lady says she in mixing 16 cups of flour. Try that in a KitchenAid! It's a great lesson on what NOT to do.