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Posted: 25 March 2014 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi all I have just started making my own bread. I’m using Alison Wholemeal strong flour . I’m slightly confused as to whether I need to knead or not. I do nit have a bread maker nor will I buy one. I think they are just a gimmick and bread has been made for generations without bread makers. My first loaf was yummy however, it was a little dense, no not like me I hear you say cool hmm I have noted that some advisors suggest knead for 10 minutes. Any suggestions please, thanks.

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Posted: 25 March 2014 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I suggest you buy or borrow a good book, one at least, as there are plenty of good ones out there, including one by our hostess, Rose Levy Berenbaum.  I make my own bread and it is something that gets better and easier the more you practise it.

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Posted: 25 March 2014 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi, Phillz!

Welcome!

Rose has also put a few bread recipes out on the blog:  http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/recipes/bread/

Hope they’re helpful!

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Posted: 25 March 2014 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Phillz - 25 March 2014 02:05 PM

I have noted that some advisors suggest knead for 10 minutes. Any suggestions please, thanks.

Hi Phillz:  You knead the bread until it’s done. You can’t just knead for a certain amount of time. Google on “bread window pane”.

 

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