Kneading Bread Dough Is Easy. But How Do You Know When to Stop Kneading?

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April 22 2014 2:38 PM

How to Knead Bread Dough

There are two main benefits associated with making yeast bread from scratch. The first is that you get to eat bread fresh from the oven. The second is that you get to knead dough, and kneading dough is fun.

It’s pretty easy to get the hang of kneading, once you’ve seen it done. But how do you know when your dough has been kneaded enough? Watch our video to learn a couple of handy rules of thumb.

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And check out Slate’s recipe for Margherita Pizza, Surprise Cinnamon Rolls, or Honey-Wheat Bread if you want to try your hand at kneading at home.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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