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How to Knead Bread Dough

A few of you have been asking me to put up a basic tutorial on dough kneading for a while, and this seems like a good time. I’m normally a machine guy, I do most of my kneading with a mixer and a dough hook, however there are times when only the personal touch will do. The process is very simple. Starting with your mass of dough…

…you plant the heel of your hand in the middle and push the half that’s furthest away from you even further away:

Fold the elongated mass back down:

Give it a quarter turn:

And do it again:

And that’s all there really is to that!

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