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Mixing and Kneading
In standard bread baking, the baker mixes the ingredients
first by stirring, then by kneading the dough by hand. The
Oster Deluxe Bread and Dough Maker mixes and kneads the
dough automatically for you.
When making bread by hand, the dough is placed in a warm
place to rise after mixing so that the yeast can ferment and
produce gas. After mixing the dough, the Oster Deluxe Bread
and Dough Maker maintains the optimum temperature for
rising during this part of the process.
If you are using the Dough Only cycle, the Oster Deluxe Bread
and Dough Maker will stop at the end of the first rising. You
will hear a series of 5 beeps to let you know it’s done. The
dough can now be removed and shaped
for bagels, pizza or
and placed in your own oven for baking.
Once the dough has risen, the baker will typically “punch
down” the dough. This process helps to break apart large,
unwanted pockets of air and gas that have developed
through rising, giving the bread a more even and appetizing
texture. This Oster Deluxe Bread and Dough Maker handles
this process automatically for you by turning on the kneading
blade for just the right amount of time.