How to Knead Bread Dough

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How to Knead Bread Dough

Kneading bread dough is another one of those kitchen basics that some find very intimidating. But it doesn’t have to overwhelm you. This article will get you up and running fast if you don’t know how to knead bread dough.

Just take one step at a time, and be aware that you will gain skill as you gain experience. And there’s only one way to gain experience, by doing. Remember that the purpose of kneading bread dough is to get the dough well-mixed and of a smooth, even texture. It also helps to further the elasticity of the dough.

Before you begin, review these tips:

  • The kneading surface should be at the correct height. Your hands should be about mid-thigh and rest comfortably when you stand straight.
  • Keep the surface floured to prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Flour your hands.






This article will help you determine when you are DONE kneading.


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