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Knead Bread Dough

Reggie Dwork <reggie@jeff-and-reggie.com>
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:53:55 -0700
* Exported from MasterCook *

                           Bread, Knead Bread Dough

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Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Bread-Bakers Mailing List       Breads
                  Info/How To

Pay attention to table/counter height to avoid straining your back. 
Use a counter or tabletop that allows you to extend your arms to 
knead the dough while not making you hunch over the table.

When you knead, you will use only the heels of your hands. Push down 
on dough with your hand heels.

Fold the dough in half.

Easy to do and learn.

Turn the dough about 45 degrees and knead with your hand heels again.

Continue to knead, fold and turn the dough for the required length of 
time or to the consistency suggested.


Lightly dust your hands with flour to keep the dough from sticking to you.

Kneading can be messy. Wear old clothes or an apron to prevent flour 
from getting on your good clothing.

Always keep a measuring cup of flour beside your work area to prevent 
the dough form sticking to your counter or kneading board.

    "Kneading bread dough can be one of the most enjoyable steps of 
bread baking. Follow these basic instructions to learn how to use 
your hands when kneading dough."