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Bread maker is my mixer
« on: Yesterday at 07:13:10 PM »
I use a bread maker for my mixer.  It mixs dough for 25 minutes, stops for about 10 minutes and then starts again for another 25 minutes. Then stops for another ten and then starts mixing for the reminding 25 minutes. 

Should I let my bread maker mix my dough this long? Is it a problem my dough rest for ten minutes and then starts again twice? Should i just let it mix my dough and take it out after the first 25 minutes?

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Re: Bread maker is my mixer
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 07:34:24 PM »
count the first 'pulse' cycle as 1-2 minutes. and then 3-20 minutes more depending on dough size. the paddle is really only meant to mix 1.5lb doughballs but like i've been known to make 5+lbs of dough at a time in it, 7.5 is the max i can fit in my pan. you really only want to mix the dough until its mixed enough to start to smooth out.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:40:39 PM »
count the first 'pulse' cycle as 1-2 minutes. and then 3-20 minutes more depending on dough size. the paddle is really only meant to mix 1.5lb doughballs but like i've been known to make 5+lbs of dough at a time in it, 7.5 is the max i can fit in my pan. you really only want to mix the dough until its mixed enough to start to smooth out.

Thanks for the reply Compl3x. Really appreciate it. You must have a big bread maker

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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:44:55 PM »
Thanks for the reply Compl3x. Really appreciate it. You must have a big bread maker
So how many min. are you now going to mix for Jimmy?
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:53:40 PM »
So how many min. are you now going to mix for Jimmy?

About an hour Bob. Is the price right?

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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:00:31 PM »
About an hour Bob. Is the price right?
Well, that`s about what you were mixing for before, right?
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 08:19:17 PM »
Lol Im just gonna do what he said and take it out when its smooth. But I thought he meant 3 20 minutes. as in an hour.  So like 25 minutes

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 08:28:51 PM »
Lol Im just gonna do what he said and take it out when its smooth. But I thought he meant 3 20 minutes. as in an hour.  So like 25 minutes
I thought you may have read his post that way and was why I asked you a simple question.

You want to mix until just this side of smooth Jimmy....leave it a lil lumpy, some folks call this `cottage cheese` look.
4-5 mins. tops will get you to happy dough my friend sounds strange right now but that is all the mix time you need....believe in me brotheren.   8)
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:05:24 PM »
jimmyguy420,

You might get some insights and tips from Reply 3 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=29002.msg291597#msg291597 and the links referenced therein. But, as the other members have said, you don't want to go overboard with the kneading.

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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:30:54 PM »
the dough will go from 'glacier rough' to 'smoothed over slightly melted glacier' status when it's done. you can always knead it a little more, but if it's over-mixed, you can't undo that.
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:32:11 PM »
the dough will go from 'glacier rough' to 'smoothed over slightly melted glacier' status when it's done. you can always knead it a little more, but if it's over-mixed, you can't undo that.
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 10:35:12 PM »
http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v303/c0mpl3x/cbm.mp4
 i shut it off at this point. i was using bread flour, and it was absolutely fully mixed as far as could be without making it too tough. grainy, but the point i'm making is there. it's 100% mixed and needed zero effort put into building gluten strength at that point
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 11:45:10 PM »
Thanks allot Bob, Pete, complex. I didn't even know you could over kneed the bread. Really appreciated. Think i understand now, why my dough taste good somedays and bad other days.  Thanks again. I will find out tomorrow and let you guys know how my dough comes out.  Gonna go make some balls right now.

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« Reply #13 on: Today at 01:38:00 AM »
Old-school mixing/kneading by hand works really good too, and you are much less likely to overwork the dough by hand  :-D
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« Reply #14 on: Today at 01:38:50 AM »
How long are you letting your dough ferment? If more than 24 hours, you hardly need to work the dough at all.
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