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Pan size question and mixer question

FZBED's picture
FZBED

Pan size question and mixer question

i have made this Italian bread recipe on this site, (http://www.thefreshloaf.com//recipes/italianbread) several times and really like it, since I only have a sheet tray they spread out.  I am looking to purchase USA Pan - any recommendation on best pan size, 10x5x3 bread pan or artisan pan 12x5.5x2.5. Thank you 

 

mixer, I am on the search for a new mixer and have read good feedback on Ankarsrum, I have an old Viking! And insight is appreciated.

 

 

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David R

I've never used or seen an old Viking mixer, but I've heard they're good. What's wrong with yours? Broken? Too small?

The recipe you showed was meant to be used without a pan, and you can correct the spreading problem without getting a pan - BUT, if you like your bread in a pan then of course you can do it.

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barryvabeach

If you are in need of a new mixer, the Ankarsrum is great for kneading dough. 

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FZBED

Mixer-just getting old and noisy when under heavier loads.  How do I correct the spreading? Thanks