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Dough crawls up the side of the mixing bowl

Neuf350Z's picture

Dough crawls up the side of the mixing bowl

Hi everyone!

I’m new here and new to bread making.  The past few times I tried to make bread, I found that the dough would start creeping up the side of the bowl while being mixed.  As a result, it ends up breaking the dough into two pieces.  Has anyone run into this?

I’m using an Oster 12-speed stand mixer with a 4.5 quart bowl.  It has a 350 watt motor. I’m using the dough hook to mix and knead.  It usually starts going wrong after about 1 minute of mixing on low speed.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  



Meat5000's picture
Meat5000 (not verified)

When it starts slapping the bowl, its done.

Ive tried a mixer in the past, making pizza dough. I always found it would like to climb the hook. Id stop and push it off. But tearing sounds like theres not enough moisture.

Neuf350Z's picture

I had added a little more water to it but maybe not enough.  Maybe that’s why it couldn’t get itself out of the long log shape.  I ended up baking it to see what would happen and it actually came out pretty good.  I’ll try watching the consistency next time I make it.  Thanks!

kendalm's picture

If ots breaking after a minute on slow well that would be expected.  If you spin it on slow for about 7 minutes then switch to high for about 5 (depends on you flour type) that should get a fairly decent dough but main issue here seems to be the complaint about it not holding together after a very short time.