stand mixer alternative


If you don't have a stand mixer, could you use a Dough Blender for making the dough?

How you would degas dough without a stand mixer??

Gil W.
posted over 2 years ago

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I've seen people use a food processor for making dough. It'll get the job done, but it's not ideal. There's too much friction.

That said, you don't really even need a stand mixer to make dough. It's just more convenient especially for larger batches.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I don't know of an alternative piece of equipment except maybe a professional dough mixer. A stand mixer is a luxury, not a necessity. Some people use a food processor but, from my understanding, that can get the dough too warm. There is absolutely nothing wrong with mixing and kneeding by hand. Imagine how much has been done that way by grandmothers and home cooks since man first discovered how to make bread. Besides, doing it by hand offsets a few of the calories from eating the final product.

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago


Lol yeah I'll get that when I start to get a consistent product, first thing a baking steel

Gil W.
posted over 2 years ago


If I had to choose between a steel/stone or a mixer, it'd be the steel/stone any day.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I don't have a stand mixer (yet!).. I have done lots of hand kneading.. but recently tried my processor on a couple recipes. .. I usually mix yeast and sugar in 1/4 of the water that the recipe calls for.. I use the metal blade and pulse dry ingredients first, and the start on low and ok put yeast mixture in and the put the remaining water (ice cold) in as fast as the flour can take it. As soon as dough forms a ball.. continue for about 45 seconds to knead and then check it..

You're right.. not ideal.. but very good results when in a pinch..

Cory R.
posted about 2 years ago


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