KA Mixer capacity for cinn roll dough

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by jproaster, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. jproaster

    jproaster

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    I was just reading Jim Berman's recipe for cinn rolls, which calls for 9 cups of bread flour.  My mixer is an old KA-5.  Is this recipe too large for the mixer?

    john

    btw, a couple of my books have a weight measurement in parentheses- measuring dry stuff.  will recipes on this site make distinctions when nec.?

    thanks
     
  2. the pie lady

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    The KA is not really meant to process bread dough.  The motor just doesn't have the power.  I make cinnamon buns once per week and burnt the motor out of one of my KAs.  I know of quite a few others who had to have their KA repaired after making bread dough.
     
  3. jproaster

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    thanks for the info;

    i guess i need a 20 qt mixer?
     
  4. the pie lady

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    I guess whether you need a 20 qt mixer depends on how much dough you will be making.  The recipe I use uses 10 cups of flour and I use a 7 qt delonghi mixer - the motor is almost twice as powerful as my KA.  I havn't had any problems with it.
     
  5. mike1394

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    If your committed to that recipe, make it by hand.
    Mike
     
  6. jproaster

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    Thanks for the input.  Here is "a" plan for my business concerning baked goods- make enough breads for paninis, dough for baked goods like cinn rolls, strombolis and a few more things.  I know that I'll need a stronger mixer.  WHich one?  I priced three used 20 qt Hobarts for $1000-1100 this week.  Might break out our home bread machine and do small batch stuff while I learn. 

    Things are picking up thankfully.  My sales are up 23% for Mar/Apr compared to '09.  I'm feeling much better about taking this plunge into cooking/baking with that news.

    Mike- i assume you mean hand knead?  I'm reading The Bread Bakers Apprentice right now. 

    Thanks,
    John