Bread making with the Scraper Mixer Pro from Sage Appliances

Testing the Scraper Mixer Pro dough hook from Sage Appliances

A little while ago I posted a review of the Sage mixer and a recipe for Berry Crumble Bundt cake. Since my first review and proper use of the mixer, I have to admit, it is now my go-to machine! I just love it!! Whatever it is I am making this is the one I grab (if you're a regular reader you'll know I also own a KitchenAid). My students love it too... One lady rushed straight off and bought one that very weekend!

A massive plus for me is it's slow and gradual start speed. The KitchenAid doesn't have that so the Sage makes adding dry ingredients (icing sugar/flour etc.) a 'cloud-free' doddle!

Here I am testing out the dough hook with some bread recipes. Myself and the lovely Carmela Hayes did some experiementing in the kitchen one afternoon...


The Sage in action!
A lovely even pliable mix
Adding the filling to our stromboli
Rolling in the sides to secure the filling
Ta-dah!
Lunch is served...
A gorgeous selection of freshly made breads;
Stromboli, focaccia, fennel bread and black olive bread

Recipe for Stromboli
Serves: 6-8

350g strong white flour
4g salt
200ml tepid water
7g dried yeast
3 tbsp olive oil

Filling:
We added a selection of roasted peppers, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil, garlic and chilli but you can add what you like. Some chopped cured meats and olives would work really well too.
  • Mix the flour and salt together in the bowl of the mixer.
  • Add the dried yeast to the tepid water and stir.  This will activate the yeast.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the yeasty water, spoon in the olive oil.
  • With the mixer on slow, combine both the flour and liquid together to form a dough.
  • Continue to knead/mix for around 8 minutes.  The dough should be smooth and elastic. If you find it a little sticky add a touch more flour.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl.
  • Cover with a clean tea towel and allow to prove for 1 hour 30 minutes in a warm area of the kitchen away from any draught.
  • Prepare the filling. Into a bowl tumble in your ingredients.  Mix with a fork, cover and set aside.
  • Lightly flour the surface and turn out the dough.  Roll the dough to the size of a swiss roll tin around 30 x 25cm.
  • Turn the dough so the shortest side is facing you.  Sprinkle over the filling allowing a margin of 1-2cm all the way around.
  • Roll from the shortest side, tucking in the edges as you go.
  • Place onto a baking tray and cover with cling film.  Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas 4
  • Bake the Stromboli for 35 minutes until golden, serve with a lovely green salad and a glass of chilled Prosecco!

More information on the Sage Scraper Mixer Pro can be found here;
www.sageappliances.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORXvYb9wy8k&noredirect=1

Happy baking xx

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