How to make bread with a hand mixer and a dough hook

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How to make bread with a hand mixer and a dough hook
Enjoy making your own bread. (bread and butter image by Brett Mulcahy from Fotolia.com)

Homemade bread is a delicious alternative to shop-bought brands. Fresh-baked bread straight from the oven has a certain way of brightening any meal. Bread can be difficult to make at home; a number of ingredients must be mixed extensively for the right taste and consistency. Hand mixers and dough hooks are designed to make your mixing endeavours easier, leaving you with quality homemade bread.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cooking spray
  • Bread ingredients

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Coat a large mixing bowl with cooking spray. The size of the bowl, as well as the ingredients and amounts, will depend on the type of bread you are making.

  2. 2

    Mix all of your wet ingredients (eggs, butter, etc.) in the large mixing bowl. Stir with a spoon or the blending attachments of your hand mixer.

  3. 3

    Add the dry ingredients, minus the flour, to the large mixing bowl. Continue to mix with the spoon or hand mixer until all of the ingredients are combined.

  4. 4

    Attach the dough hook to your hand mixer until you hear it click into place.

  5. 5

    Add the flour to the mixture 75 g (1/2 cup) at a time, and blend the dough thoroughly with the dough hook.

  6. 6

    Add one tbsp of flour at a time when the dough turns smooth.

  7. 7

    Continue mixing with the dough hook until all of the flour is blended into the dough. Continue to mix for five to seven minutes until the dough is sticky and elastic.

Tips and warnings

  • You may need to use more flour than the recipe calls for to achieve the proper consistency. Add as much flour as needed while mixing with the dough hook to make sure everything is properly mixed.

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