YEAST BREADS AND QUICK BREADS
BREAD MAKING TIPS
Making bread with a stand mixer is quite different than making bread by hand.
Therefore, it will take some practice before you are completely comfortable with the
new process. For your convenience, we offer these tips to help you become
accustomed to breadmaking the KitchenAid way.
• Start with an easy recipe, such as Rapid Mix Cool Rise White Bread (page 68)
until you are familiar with using the dough hook.
• ALWAYS use the dough hook to mix and knead yeast doughs.
• NEVER exceed Speed 2 when using the dough hook.
• NEVER use recipes calling for more than 8 cups all-purpose ﬂour or 6 cups whole
wheat ﬂour when making dough with a 4
• NEVER use recipes calling for more than 10 cups all-purpose ﬂour or 6 cups
whole wheat ﬂour when making dough with a 5-quart mixer.
• NEVER use recipes calling for more than 12 cups all-purpose ﬂour or 8 cups
whole wheat ﬂour when making dough with a 6-quart mixer.
• Use a candy thermometer or other kitchen thermometer to ensure that liquids are
at the temperature speciﬁed in the recipe. Liquids at higher temperatures can kill
yeast, while liquids at lower temperatures will retard yeast growth.
• Warm all ingredients to room temperature to ensure a proper rise. If yeast is to be
dissolved in the bowl, always warm the bowl ﬁrst by rinsing with warm water.
• Allow bread to rise in a warm place, 80°F to 85°F, free from draft, unless
speciﬁed otherwise in recipe.
• Here are some alternative rising methods: (1) Place the bowl of dough on a wire
rack over a pan of warm water. (2) Place the bowl on the top rack of an
unheated oven over a pan of hot water on the rack below. (3) Turn oven to
400°F for 1 minute, then turn it off; place the bowl on the center rack of the oven
and close the door.
• Always cover the bowl with a towel to retain warmth and to protect it from drafts.
Sixty-Minute Rolls: Increase yeast to 3 packages and sugar to
⁄4 cup. Mix and
knead dough as directed for Basic White Bread on page 64. Place in greased
bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about
15 minutes. Turn dough onto lightly ﬂoured surface. Shape as desired (see
following suggestions). Cover. Let rise in slightly warm oven (90°F) about
15 minutes. Bake at 425°F for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove
from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
Curlicues: Divide dough in half and roll each half to 12ϫ9-inch rectangle. Cut
12 equal strips about 1 inch wide. Roll each strip tightly to form a coil, tucking
ends underneath. Place on greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Cloverleafs: Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball
and place in greased muffin pan. With scissors, cut each ball in half, then
Yield: 24 servings (1 roll per serving)
PER SERVING: ABOUT 130 CAL, 4 G PRO, 25 G CARB, 2 G FAT, 0 MG CHOL,
198 MG SOD
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