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Offline Foccaciaman

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Mixer/dough
« on: July 28, 2004, 02:16:47 PM »
I keep forgetting to ask this question...

When I am making my dough in my KitchenAid mixer, I find that the dough starts to ride up over the dough hook. I then either push it down with a spatula while it is still moving, or I shut it off and pull it off the hook and turn it back on. This happens repeatedly when I am using more than 3 cups of flour.

Is this common? Is there an easy solution? Is there anyway I do not have to stand and moniter the dang mixer the whole time?
I feel I might as well be kneading by hand sometimes.
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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004, 05:04:39 PM »
I push it down once about halfway then don't worry about it after that, but yes mine does the same. Try increasing your recipe and that will help.

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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2004, 10:10:20 PM »
Thanks.  ;D
I will just start making larger batches I guess.
Glad to know it wasn't just me.
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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2004, 08:18:59 AM »
Focci, I should have added that I use 1 pound of flour for my NY-American pizza and although it rides up the hook it still kneads well.  I run mine for about 12 min on speed 2 on my heavy duty KA 5 qt mixer.  When I use 2 pounds in my sweet roll recipe it is about all the mixer can do.

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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2004, 11:52:02 AM »
I have also wondered about this happening.
Nice to know that it is a regular occurance
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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2004, 04:32:29 PM »
okay I was working on a drier Chicago pizza using 16 oz flour to 8 oz water and the dough did not ride up the hook at all.  matter a fact when i finished it pulled from the dough clean.

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Re:Mixer/dough
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004, 12:18:23 AM »
You know that is the funny thing, I have some batches that do not ride up while others do.  And I have noticed no recipe difference or ingredients that were different. must be just one of those things that happen every once in a while with no possible explanation.

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