Owning a great stand mixer for your bread making experiments is key to having positive outcomes when it comes to making bread. Otherwise, without a mixer for your bread dough, you may be in for more complications than any food blog would ever admit.
Cut Down On The Mess With A Stand Mixer
Making bread dough with a stand mixer can enormously cut down the mess you’d make with a regular old mixing bowl and spoon. All your ingredients go into the mixer’s bowl and there is no need to remove the dough from the stand mixer for kneading. With the use of the Bosch dough hook, you can forget covering your countertops with flour and sticky dough. Knead hands-free right in your mixing bowl with a splash guard and cover.
Bosch mixers make clean up even simpler with many of the mixer components being dishwasher-safe, non-stick, and easy to wipe down.
Keep Bread Light And Fluffy
A major problem many home bakers run into when it comes to yeast-based loaves of bread is the density. When hand kneading, it is much more possible to over-knead your bread dough. However, it can be hard to make sure the entire dough is evenly kneaded when working bread dough by hand. Many people have a tendency to over-knead their yeast-based bread doughs.
Yeast creates air pockets in bread, giving the bread the light and fluffy texture that we all look for when baking bread from scratch. But when yeast-based bread dough is over-kneaded, those air pockets break down. It can result in overly dense bread. Dense bread doesn’t bake well and dense bread doesn’t typically taste as good either. The Bosch stand mixer is so great at incorporating all the ingredients and evenly kneading bread dough that many bakers have found their dough no longer requires a second rise.
Bosch Mixers Blend Ingredients Evenly
Have you ever been enjoying some fresh bread, only to bite down on a clump of unmixed ingredients such as a patch of baking powder? If you haven’t yet, trust us, it isn’t a pleasant taste.
Instead of mixing your bread dough ingredients with whatever is handy, a Bosch mixer will help you achieve an even blending of your bread dough. The Bosch stand mixer eliminates the human error out of the mixing equation and ensures that you don’t have any under-mixed surprises.
Cut Down On Kneading Time
While there are some bread doughs which do not need to be kneaded, many more bread doughs do require several rounds of kneading time. This can be a fairly tedious process where you have to continually sprinkle flour on your work surface so your bread dough doesn’t stick as you attempt to knead your dough.
By using a mixer, you don’t need to scrape your dough out onto your flour-covered counter and wrestle it around. Just pop on the dough hook and you can be done with kneading in a fraction of the time it would usually take you to knead by hand.
If you are ready to up your bread dough game, check out the various stand mixers available on Bosch and start making the best bread dough ever.