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How to get the windowpane for soft bread

I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and hand to knead the dough for soft bread,however, I always knead the dough by hand for hard bread. I tried this method for hard bread, the crumb turned out weird.  It didn’t taste right.
How to get the windowpane for soft bread
For instant yeast bread

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Divide 1/3 flour and the 2/3 flour in separate bowls and add the all other dry ingredients in the 1/3 flour bowl.
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Add all the liquid and mix at 6-8 speed for 2-3 minutes until very smooth.
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Add little bit of flour from the 1/3 flour…
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And mix again at speed 4-6 for 2-3minutes until elastic…
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Add the rest of the flour into the bowl…
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Mix the flour and the dough and take it out…
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And put the dough on the work bench…
9and knead for 15-20 minutes until….  * The dough gets gassy while kneading, which is a good sign ( the dough is fermenting) to know that you can go to next step.
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you can see the windowpane.
For Levain bread:
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Mix  the levain, liquid and 2/3 flour in a mixing bowl.
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Speed at 4-6 for 2 minutes until…
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the dough gets very elastic.
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Add the 1/3 flour and mix it until..
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incorporated… and Autolyze for 30 minutes. The salt and fat set aside.
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Knead by hand for 10 minutes until …* The dough gets gassy while kneading, which is a good sign( the dough is fermenting) to know that you can go to next step.
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you can see the windowpane.
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If  the dough or your hands get too cold, I warm my hands using hot water.
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I have a Professional 600 Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

I have a story of my Kitchen Aid mixer.

  
 How small the teeth are!

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in How to get the windowpane for soft bread

 

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