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After mixing the ingredients, transfer the shaggy dough to a lightly floured counter and shape it into a rough ball. To ensure you get the proper dough consistency and bread texture, mix in additional flour slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time.
I've started putting in a lot less flour, leaving the dough slightly sticky though it JUST starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl, but if I leave it going, it will start leaving a residue on the sides. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. How to Knead Dough A step-by-step guide to kneading bread dough by hand and in a stand mixer.
Look for the dough to be smooth and supple, but not shiny. I've noticed using a stand mixer, I tend to put in a LOT more flour. Mixers with a stationary bowl and a single mixing arm that uses planetary action work much better than those with a rotating bowl and two stationary beaters because they are much less likely to get clogged up when mixing stiff doughs.
Planetary action is vital.
Once this occurs, continue to mix the dough at Speed 2 for an additional two minutes. A wide, shallow bowl is ideal.
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Alternate Method: Account Account. A bread-dough hook, one of the attachments available for KitchenAid stand mixers, does the kneading for you to ensure your bread rises correctly and comes out chewy and delicious.
Then, kneading does the bulk of the work, the mechanical action straightening out these proteins and aligning them so they can cross-link into a strong gluten network.