Kneading With a Stand Mixer - How Much Is Enough?
I use a Kitchen aid stand mixer, Model KSM90 to make my breads.
My process includes a 100% hydration polish made from 1/3 of the flour & 0.31 [g] of Red Star Instant yeast. I ripen the polish from 10 to 12 hrs.
I autolyse @ 100% hydration using flour mixed for 1 minute with the remaining water. Autolyse time is 1/2 hr.
When autolyse is complete I add the remaining dry flour along with salt and yeast to the mixer bowl and pour the polish on top.
Then I mix for 2 minutes on "Stir" to develop a 70% hydration dough.
I had been kneading that dough for 5 to 7 minutes on speed "4". My loaves came from the oven flatter than I want.
Kitchen Aid says maximum kneading time is 2 minutes on speed "2". So I tried that yesterday. The dough passed the "window pane" test after 2 minutes of kneading. (There was a small hole in upper right corner of the pane.) The baguettes were very nice coming out of the oven. Success??!!
Kitchen Aid says 2 minutes on speed "2" is equivalent to 10-12 minutes of hand kneading. Some bread baking sites say to knead in the stand mixer for 12- 14 minutes.
My questions are, how long do you knead in your stand mixer? Am I kneading enough @ 2 minutes on speed "2"? Am I kneading too much @ 5 minutes on speed "4"?
Any advice would be be appreciated by this novice Bäcker.