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swtgran

New DLX

Received my new, mean machine on Tuesday.  I finally got the time and the nerve to give it a maiden spin.  Right now I have two sandwich loaves of 100% WWW bread and some honey-cinnamon rolls in the oven. 

I decided to use the dough hook the first time out, since the recipe had 7 cups of whole grain flour.  It figured it was included for a reason.  I actually think the dough hook looks less intimidating than that roller system.

I have tried to read as many Q&As as I could on this thing.  I really wanted to try to avoid wasting ingredients at this time. 

So far so good.  The dough shaped very nicely and seems to have a nice rise in the oven.  I have never used this recipe before, so I hope the flavor is up to my usual standards.  It was so nice to do more than one loaf with the machine doing most of the work.  I wish I had a camera for posting pictures.  I will let you know how the final product comes out.

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AnnieT

Terry, so glad to hear you received your DLX and you are already using it! Way to go! Did you find the videos helpful? I know you will be baking up a storm. I got a note to say my Bosch is finally on the way but I doubt I will see it before the end of next week. I think I will be baking whole wheat loaves for my son and family as they all eat PB&J sandwiches for lunch each day and go through a lot of bread. Helps me to justify splurging. Have fun and let us know how things go, A.

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swtgran

AnnieT, Pleasant Hill sent mine out last Friday and it was here Tuesday.

The sweet rolls were decent.  I have a recipe I have used for years I think is far superior, so I will be sticking to that.  I have made it with the White WW and my family didn't even seem to notice.

The loaves of bread look very good.  I sent a loaf home with my daughter and I am about to cut one.  It is sure going to be nice to do all my baking on one day.  I know I will have to learn a lot but as long as there is not a lot of waste it will be fun. 

Let know when yours comes in.  Terry

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swtgran

First loaves of bread looked beautiful, but looks can be deceiving!  Yukk, the recipe, which was new, tasted very yeasty and a little dry.  I will be going back to my old standby WWW bread recipe. 

Bad thing is, my daughter gave her loaf to her neighbor.  I told her to go apologize and I will make another for them. 

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ehanner

swtgran,
I use the paddle with the hook for the early part of mixing and as soon as the dough comes together I remove the paddle/scraper attachment and let the hook work it's magic. Mike Avery pointed that with the hook you can set the timer and go do other things. Otherwise I always want to hover over the bowl and watch.

I use the roller and scraper on higher hydration mixes. High percentage Rye mixes, Ciabatta and pizza dough usually get the roller treatment. I'm still amazed that it works so well, and it does!

Eric

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swtgran

Eric, thank you for that advice.  I was hoping to make some Ciabatta on Wednesday.  I was wondering which to use.  So far I have only used the hook and scraper.  The doughs have been stiffer and no problem.  Everything I have made has been with a new recipe.  I am going to start using some of my tried and trues.  Hopefully the flavor will be better than what I have been getting.  So far the loaves have looked great but tasted not so great.  Terry