Big surprise on Christmas Eve! We do réveillon which means all Xmas presents get opened at midnight on Christmas Eve. There was a huge box under the tree destined for me and when I opened it, I discovered a Kitchenaid Pro Line 7 Quart Stand Mixer! I am thrilled but a bit apprehensive at the same time. How do I convert my usual method to using a mixer?
Basically, I do a 2 hour autolyse with flour and water (sometimes with some add-ins), then I add the Levain, yogurt and salt. Mix well, rest 30 minutes. Then on 30 minute intervals, I do 75, 40, 10 slaps and folds on the counter. Following that, I fold the dough 2 or 3 times in the tub still on 30 minutes intervals.
Can I do a one minute initial mix on 2 for the autolyse, then replace the slaps and folds by mixing 3-4 minutes on 2 with the dough hook? Will that replace the three sets of slaps and folds or should I still do 3 sets 30 minutes apart?
As you can tell, I don’t have a clue on how to proceed. Help? 😊