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How to Knead Dough

Kneading the dough makes bread and rolls light, airy, and chewy. It’s a crucial step in making yeast breads. Without well-developed gluten, your bread or rolls would be flat and tough. In this video, you’ll learn how to knead dough by hand to strengthen the gluten strands that give bread structure. These four simple step-by-step instructions will yield well-developed gluten. You’ll learn how to prep your work surface and how to fold, form, and turn the dough, kneading it with the heels of your hands as you go along. We’ll show you what signs to look for that tell you when your kneaded dough is ready for the next step, and you’ll see when to add ingredients like nuts or dried fruits.

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  • Claire Mcguirk

The video did not say how long to let the dough rise.

  • Cyd_Delve

i would have liked to have seen an example of when the dough has reached the "elastic and silky" stage after kneading...i have a feeling i've been under-kneading my dough, but i have no clue what it should lookor feel like!

  • Lillian

I think I tend to not knead the dough enough! I usually only knead for 5 minutes! I'll have to try it for 10 minutes next time, as suggested in this video!