Using a stand mixer is a convenient way to knead dough. However, if one is not available or if you want to develop your forearm muscles before you eat a hot crispy bread, this is for you. This is a fun way to exercise! After mixing all your ingredients and making sure the flour is incorporated, it’s time to knead by hand:
Just follow the stretch and fold technique, a rhythmic and gentle motion to stretch and soften the dough. First, stretch the dough with your palm, then fold to the center. Turn the dough to an angle, repeat the step for about 25 minutes or until the dough is smooth, elastic and can be formed into a ball.