- Kneading bread in a KitchenAid stand mixer for two minutes is equivalent to kneading by hand for 10-12 minutes, due to the efficient planetary action of the mixer, making it necessary to adapt your favorite recipe to the times and speeds suggested in the use and care guide.
- Speed 2 is the only speed that should be used for kneading.
- When the dough climbs up the hook, that is typically an indication that the kneading is complete.
- Sticky dough will tend to climb the dough hook and even climb over the collar of the dough hook.
- Dough that contains eggs tends to be stickier and climb the hook more easily.
- Most specialty grains, but especially rye flour, form sticky dough and will climb the hook more than white flour dough.
- Adding a little more flour (1Tbsp. at a time) will help the dough to not climb the hook as much.
- It is important to realize, however, that some dough will have a stickier consistency and not try to overcompensate with additional flour because it will make the bread too dry.