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using Cuisinart to knead/make bread?

hlechat's picture

Can I use my cuisinart to knead bread?


What kinds of successes and failures have you had?


What expert advice do you have on using the cuisinart for this job?


:-)


Megan


Novice Bread Baker

SallyBR's picture

(post #63290, reply #1 of 3)

Hi...


no failures, only great bread using the Cuisinart


My default recipe is very simple, from "The Perfect Recipe"  by Pam Anderson


I am almost sure I posted the recipe here when I first tried it, because I was so impressed. It has to be in the archives somewhere.


anyway - the food processor does a fantastic job kneading the dough - you can have the dough rising in less than 5 minutes... of course, some people prefer to knead by hand or using a KitchenAid standing mixer. I use all these methods, but if I am in a hurry and want to have good quality bread that is fool's proof, I go back to this simple recipe.  I think one important consideration is the size of your Cuisinart.


 


 

 

SallyBR's picture

(post #63290, reply #2 of 3)

Ok, this is a cut and paste version of my post, from October 2003 - you can also retrieve the whole thread doing a search for "food processor bread", messages posted by SallyBR


 


From Perfect Recipe (Pam Anderson)


it is so simple that I still cannot believe it turned out so good -


1/2 cup warm water + 1 package dry yeast ( I used Instant Dry from King Arthur - 2 + 1/4 tsp)


dissolve - wait 5 minutes


In a food processor place 4 cups of bread flour + 2 tsp salt - process to mix


Add 1 cup COLD water to the yeast mix - turn food processor ON, pour yeast/water mixture


Process until a ball forms - then process 30 seconds non stop


The dough should be smooth - remove from processor, knead a couple of minutes (for the pleasure of it)


Place in oiled bowl - 2 - 3 hours rise


cut in half, form two loaves - 45 min to 1 hour rise


Bake at 450F for 25 minutes


(THEY WERE GREAT, I used my Baparoma pan again... the thing is fantastic!)


 

 

jwoods's picture

(post #63290, reply #3 of 3)

There is a book called "The Best Bread Ever" by Charles van Over that has all varieties of bread in it.  I have made a few and they are good and work well.  Just can't overload the processor though.  You can do it in 2 batches.  Julia Child advocated it in one of her books.  Good luck!