Do not have mixer with dough hook

What if you don’t have an electric mixer with a dough hook? I only have a handheld mixer with two standard beaters, what then?

tamifleur
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Cinnamon Rolls
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bjgeraghty October 4, 2020
use your hands
 
tamifleur September 26, 2020
Thanks everyone! Do not have a food processor or a bread machine either... but I do have two hands so I will give it a try! (no offset spatula either..)
 
Nancy September 26, 2020
Same as Miss Karen...do most bread recipes without a mixer.
Yes, it's a dense batter and hand kneading will do throughout.
But you may find a rubber or silicone spatula (scraper) helpful to incorporate the flour in the beginning. And a strong wooden spoon to incorporate the butter in the middle.
 
Miss_Karen September 26, 2020
You could use the 'dough' cycle with a bread machine. This kneads it just fine. At the end of the cycle take it out, roll it into the rectangle and proceed with the recipe from that point.
 
Miss_Karen September 26, 2020
Oh, I should mention I bake ALL the time. Nobody has complained about the end result thus far.
 
Miss_Karen September 26, 2020
Well, my son & I joke that I don't HAVE a stand mixer- I AM the stand mixer... because I am standing when I mix stuff. I use a spoon. (Gasp!)I know, how old fashioned. But it works. If something requires kneading I use my own two little hands. 🙂
 
KLS September 26, 2020
I'm not a baker, this is just how I would do this if I were making it. I would mix the dough in my food processor until it formed a ball, then remove it and proceed by hand with the rest of the steps.

Good Luck
 
Theresa October 4, 2020
I agree, if you have a food processor, bring the dough together with it, then finish with some good ole hand kneading. Should work fine.
 
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