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Is there a special blade for making dough in a food processor?

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A food processor requires a special plastic dough blade to make dough; a standard metal blade does not suffice. Kneading bread dough with this method takes 1 to 5 minutes, while kneading it by hand takes about 20 minutes.

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The person making the bread must be careful not to knead the bread too long, as this can ruin it. The dough should be checked for consistency after just 45 seconds and about every 15 to 30 seconds after that. It is also important to use ice water to combat the heat that the food processor creates, because it can kill the yeast in the dough.

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