Many people make bread in their stand mixer. It's easy and quick!
It's important not to exceed the capacity of your bowl.
Flour Types and Capacities
If you use regular flour, you can hold more.
Specialty flours, such as whole wheat, and bread flour - you must use less.
Adapt your Recipes/Kneading Times
Making bread in a Kitchenaid stand mixer is very efficient.
You may have to adapt your favorite recipes and cut the kneading time significantly.
Many people are amazed to learn that:
Kneading for 2 minutes in your mixer is equivalent to kneading 10-12 minutes by hand.
If you knead too long, the dough will start to climb up the "c" shaped dough hook.
The dough should form a ball, and clean the sides of the bowl.
The dough hook should be used for all yeast breads.
Speed 2 is the only speed that should be used.
If you use a higher speed, it is harder on your mixer motor, and if you use a lower speed, it will not provide enough momentum to knead properly.