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Using a food processor to knead bread dough-advice please!

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jessisinthegarden Wed 08-Jan-14 18:26:38

Just that really- for ease and speed I am going to try and use my new food processor instead of making it by hand.
My questions are:
Can I carry on using my usual white or wholemeal bread recipes without modifying ingredients?
Does the order I mix the ingredients in, change?
Do I still leave ingredients to rest 10mins after I've hand mixed them, before turning machine in to knead?
Anything else I need to know to avoid any massive cock-ups please?

Many thanks!

Madlizzy Wed 08-Jan-14 18:32:38

I bung it all in and let the machine get on with it. I have an ancient Kenwood Chef processor.

jessisinthegarden Wed 08-Jan-14 19:07:22

Thanks MD- I saw some YouTube video about kneading dough with a kitchen aid -mine's a big standard morphy Richards- and it recommended to put water with yeast and sugar in bowl first, rest for 10mins and then add flour, salt, oil...wondered you knead at any particular speed or for a certain amount if time, by the way? Thanks.

Madlizzy Wed 08-Jan-14 23:46:14

I don't. No particular formula here. I mainly use mine for pizza dough and it turns out beautiful. I just bung it in and let it knead for a few minutes or until the noise gets too much. One thing I will recommend is sticking a tea towel underneath the machine so it doesn't slip.

jessisinthegarden Thu 09-Jan-14 14:18:08

Thanks for the advice!

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