Is the Time for Kneading Bread Dough the Same by Hand as with a Stand Mixer?

published Jun 1, 2015
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Q: If a bread recipe calls to knead by hand for 10 minutes, but you’re using a stand mixer, how long do you run it for? Still 10 minutes?

Sent by Melissa

Editor: Kneading the dough just enough is such a crucial part of bread making, which is maybe why I’ve always stuck with making no-knead bread.

The real key is not to rely on time, but to know what to look for to tell that the dough is ready. Here are some good tips and guidelines from Emma on knowing when bread dough is kneaded enough.

Readers, what are your thoughts on kneading dough by hand versus in a stand mixer?