Fill your home with the mouthwatering smell of fresh bread, whether it’s cheddar bread or sourdough. The dough hook on the KitchenAid mixer is sometimes called a ‘dough blade’ or “C” dough hook because of its C-shape claw. It mimics the motion of hand kneading, doing the hard work of stretching and massaging for you.
Attach the dough hook into your tilt-head or bowl-lift stand mixer for fast and efficient mixing and kneading. Designed exclusively to work with KitchenAid stand mixers, these baking accessories circulate with a planetary action for thorough results every time.
It’s much faster than doing it by hand. Kneading for 2 minutes with your mixer is equivalent to kneading by hand for 10 to 12 minutes. So, you won’t need to knead the bread for more than a few minutes until you achieve the desired consistency.
For yeast bread recipes, save your arms with a mixer:
Allowing yeast bread to rise is called ‘proofing’ or ‘proving’. This means allowing time for the yeast fermentation to occur, resulting in a risen (or swollen) piece of dough.
Of course, you don’t need a stand mixer to make dough. People have been kneading bread for thousands of years. However, using a dough hook mixer saves lots of time and allows you to easily achieve a great result. Dough hooks vary in material, with some being anti-stick coated.
The simplest ingredients create delicious pasta: eggs, flour and perhaps a little salt. You don’t need to use the flat beater to mix the pasta dough; you can use the dough hook from the start. Once you’ve created your ball of dough, let it rest in clingfilm in the fridge.
If you knead your pasta dough with your stand mixer for a minute or so and it’s still crumbly, then add a few drops of water. It should be nice and elastic when you have finished.
Who needs a pizza delivery? You can make a beautiful base with flour, water, salt, yeast and extra virgin olive oil. Some people add sugar to help the dough rise, but it isn’t essential. The finishing touch is a little cornmeal or semolina for rolling as this gives a professional finish.
Pizza toppings are fun for children, so let them sprinkle cheese, ham, basil, mushrooms, sweetcorn, peppers, pickles or even avocado. Get creative and try something really unusual. Your family and friends won’t be able to resist another slice.
Model 5KSM35CDH - Aluminium and anti-stick powder coating (polyester) - Dishwasher safe