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BREAKDOWN OF BREAD/DOUGH CYCLES: So you know exactly what is going
on inside the bread maker during the process time, the following chart breaks down the
time in minutes or seconds that each cycle requires. The total process time is also given
in hours and minutes, depending on the crust selection made.
BASIC/ WHOLE DOUGH
Cycles: SPECIALTY WHEAT
MIX - 5 min. 5 min. 5 min.
REST - 15 min. 15 min. 0 min.
KNEAD - 20 min. 30 min. 20 min.
RISE - 34 min. 50 min. 55 min
STIR-DOWN - 16 sec. 16 sec. 16 sec.
RISE - 15 min. 14 min. -
STIR DOWN - 16 sec. 16 sec. -
RISE - 50 min. 55 min. -
BAKE Light Crust - 40 min. 40 min. -
Medium Crust - 50 min. 50 min. -
Dark Crust - 60 min. 60 min. -
Total Time Light Crust 3:00 3:30 1:20
Hours/ Medium Crust 3:10 3:40 -
Minutes Dark Crust 3:20 3:50 -
MIX – When the bread maker is turned on, it will mix the ingredients for 5 minutes. The
knead bar will start and stop every few seconds during the mixing action which is normal.
REST – After the initial mixing period, the dough is allowed to rest for 15 minutes before
the kneading action begins when using the bread settings. You may hear faint clicking
sounds during the rest period, which is normal and indicates the dough maker is working
properly in keeping the dough warm. When set at the DOUGH setting, the rest cycle is
omitted, as it is not necessary in the preparation of dough for hand shaping and baking.
KNEAD – The total knead time varies depending on the bread selection made. Total
kneading time at the BASIC/SPECIALTY bread setting is 20 minutes; 30 minutes for the
WHOLE WHEAT bread setting and 20 minutes for the DOUGH setting. The longer
knead time is required at the WHOLE WHEAT setting to better develop the gluten in
whole wheat flour.
• When using the BASIC/SPECIALTY bread setting, an audible alert will
sound midway through the Knead cycle to let you know when to add
ingredients such as raisins, nuts, cheese, etc. to prevent over mixing or
crushing of added ingredients. If you are not adding ingredients to the
recipe, ignore this alert. The alert does not sound during the WHOLE
WHEAT or DOUGH settings.
• If you need to make any adjustment to the recipe, such as adding a little
more flour or liquid in order to improve the consistency of the dough,
you must make this adjustment during this knead period. You may wish