KitchenAid Kneading Time.
I've just started making breads with my KitchenAid 7 qt. + spiral dough hook.
So far, I've made three 9" x 5" pan loaves; each with 52%, 62%, and 72% hydration (all different recipes).
All of them took around 40 minutes on the recommended speed #2 to come together into a smooth dough.
Is this about right? I never thought that it would take so long.
Before, I use my KitchenAid mainly for cakes and cookies and I find it to be super efficient at those tasks. How come it's a totally different story when it comes to breads?