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Old 04-12-2012, 9:54 AM
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I used a higher speed this time too after reading andyt8's post. My loaves are now on their last prove, will report back later.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:45 AM
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Just proving a loaf now hehe i love my Kenwood
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Do i slash my bread just before the oven after 2nd prove??
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I don't Rossy2692, I always wonder if I will knock the air out as I am doing it!
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Do i slash my bread just before the oven after 2nd prove??
Yes, but just make sure your knife is very sharp and preferably not serrated - dragging on the dough can make it flop a bit.
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Thanks peeps! Its onto its 2nd prove now so will sharpen my knife!!!
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Do i slash my bread just before the oven after 2nd prove??
I slash my rolls/sticks as I put them on the tray once they're shaped, before the 2nd prove. I once tried before putting them in the oven but it made a mess of them.
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I used a higher speed this time too after reading andyt8's post. My loaves are now on their last prove, will report back later.
Hope it goes well. Just made my second batch of dough and its looking good. Could do a lot of the kneading between 1 & 2 - you can tell instantly if its working the dough by the sound of the motor.

I am also trying the cutting before the second prove rather than just before going into the oven... we'll see what happens.
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Hope it goes well. Just made my second batch of dough and its looking good. Could do a lot of the kneading between 1 & 2 - you can tell instantly if its working the dough by the sound of the motor.
What do you mean by the sound of the motor? Sometimes i think mine is struggling a bit!
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Ok, so my loaves are cold now. I have sliced them up and the texture is looking good. I will say that the dough flopped over the sides of the loaf pans on the second prove, but they still had risen well and were just as good as the last batch mixed on a slower speed.

From now on I will be kneading at a higher speed, mainly because I feel that the higher speed does knead, rather than the dough just going round and round on the hook at the lower setting.


And tomorrow we are making muffins! Didn't have time today.
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What do you mean by the sound of the motor? Sometimes i think mine is struggling a bit!
New Kenwoods have electronic speed control. So rather than the motor slowing down when the workload from kneading the dough increases, the electronic controller just increases the power. So the speed should stay the same but you do hear the motor and mechanicals working harder. My KMC510 has a 1000w motor which is over 1.3hp in old money. Quite powerful and more than most mains electric drills so most of the time it will be just idling. We have the mincer accessory and that also gives it some work - rest of the time making a sponge etc it's having a holiday.

A google threw up some interesting kneading videos (with sound):-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Yr8scC7Jji0&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITdWsPcAds

http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/campa...eo-3rd-August/

No 2 shows quick bread making from start to finish..
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New Kenwoods have electronic speed control. So rather than the motor slowing down when the workload from kneading the dough increases, the electronic controller just increases the power. So the speed should stay the same but you do hear the motor and mechanicals working harder. My KMC510 has a 1000w motor which is over 1.3hp in old money. Quite powerful and more than most mains electric drills so most of the time it will be just idling. We have the mincer accessory and that also gives it some work - rest of the time making a sponge etc it's having a holiday.

A google threw up some interesting kneading videos (with sound):-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Yr8scC7Jji0&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITdWsPcAds

http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/campa...eo-3rd-August/

No 2 shows quick bread making from start to finish..
Thanks for this!!! Feel alot more confident now! Great videos
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Oh my! Just made a batch of fruit scones, beaut!
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Does anyone else find that when they make bread at a faster speed their machine wobbles around? I was making bread at just above 3 today and I had to hold on to it otherwise it would have ended up on the floor!
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Mine wobbled a little, but it stayed where it should on the work top. I only mix one loaf at a time tho.
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Yeah mine wobbles abit but not to the pint when i am worried about it flying off the workbench
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I bought an a901 from a charity shop earlier in the year. I haven't made bread yet but dying to try it. I asked for a splashguard for Christmas, i made buttercream in it and it went everywhere. I need to make a cover for it really, don't want it getting toil dusty, i do like looking at it though!
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Need to use him!!! Time is running out!!! Oh my!! hehe
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Hello peeps! well so far today i have made a loaf, which may i say has been my best one yet! and also have shortcrust pastry chilling in the fridge for my beef and leek pie tonight
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I bought an a901 from a charity shop earlier in the year. I haven't made bread yet but dying to try it. I asked for a splashguard for Christmas, i made buttercream in it and it went everywhere. I need to make a cover for it really, don't want it getting toil dusty, i do like looking at it though!

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