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How to Roll Out Dough with a Stand Mixer

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Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Today: Kenzi shows you how to roll out homemade cracker dough using the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Pasta Roller attachment.

We love making pasta dough by hand -- mixing it, cutting it, and feeding it through a pasta machine is a lot of fun, and very gratifying. But pasta machines aren't just for pasta -- you can use them to roll out things like cracker dough and flatbreads, too.

Watch Kenzi make crispy rye and seed crackers that are ready to dive into the dip of your choice (we chose this white bean dip, which we proceeded to demolish after the video was over) with the help of a stand mixer attachment. And then, the next time you want to make your own dough, give your tired arms a break, put away those rolling pins, and rely on your stand mixer. 

Peter Reinhart's Crispy Rye and Seed Crackers

Adapted freely from Artisan Breads Every Day (Ten Speed Press, 2009)

Makes 4 pans of crackers

1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
3 tablespoons flaxseed
6 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cup rye flour
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/3 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/4 teaspoon salt)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup water
1 egg
Sesame seeds and poppy seeds for garnish

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Video by Kyle Orosz


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Tags: DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Kitchen Confidence