Many people make bread in their stand mixer to bake at home. It's quick and easy - and you'll love the results!
Quantities and types of flour
It's important not to exceed the capacity of your bowl, so make sure to read your owner's manual for maximum flour capacity or take a look at our handy guide What are the maximum ingredients for the mixer?
- If you use all-purpose flour, you can use more.
- For speciality flours, such as whole wheat and bread flour, you must use less.
Adapt your recipes/kneading times
Making bread in a mixer is much quicker and takes less effort, so you may have to adapt your favorite recipes and cut the kneading time significantly.
- Kneading for 2 minutes in your mixer is equivalent to kneading 10-12 minutes by hand.
- If you knead too long, the dough will start to climb up the dough hook.
- The dough should form a ball and 'clean' the sides of the bowl.
The dough hook should be used for all yeast breads and you should use speed 2. If you use a higher speed, it is harder on your mixer motor, and if you use a lower speed, it will not provide enough momentum to knead properly.
Take a look at some of our bread recipes for inspiration.