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Our Perfect Dough Recipe got even easier. Nowadays, everyone and their mother owns a Vitamix. If you don't know what a Vitamix is, it's basically a blender - but calling it just a blender is not enough. Take a deep dive into the world of Vitamix with a simple Google search and find out what you've been missing.
So, like everyone who owns a Vitamix, I was drawn to its Multi-Functional capability - making ice creams, hot soups, the cliché power drink, etc. But hey, it turns out it makes our Perfect Dough Recipe even FASTER! Thats right, and you don't even need their Dry Grains Container, their regular Container for liquids will do the job perfectly!
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1. ACTIVATE THE YEAST!
In a bowl, combine 1 cup warm water (about 43C/110F), 1 tsp instant yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Once combined, let sit for 5 mins so the mixture foams and does it's thing.
2. BLEND THE FLOUR:
- In the Vitamix, add 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 tsp salt.
- Now make sure the Vitamix is at Variable 1, turn it on and slowly increase the speed up to Variable 10 and stay here for about 5 more seconds and then turn the machine off.
3. ADD THE YEAST TO THE FLOUR:
- Remove the "clear lid plug" from the "Vitamix lid", set the Vitamix to Variable 6 and - here is the important bit - use the ON/OFF switch to quickly PULSE the flour while you slowly add the Yeast Mixture from Step 1 through the hole in the lid. (Aim for about 30-40 pulses with the ON/OFF switch).
- After all the Yeast Mixture has been added, you can take off the Vitamix Lid, and using a spatula, scrape any dough that has stuck to the sides.
4. MAKE YOUR DOUGH BALL:
Put the lid back on, and pulse again for another 30 times until, MAGICALLY, a ball forms. If you don't see a ball form, try increasing the Variable to 7 and do some more PULSES with the ON/OFF.
5. REMOVING THE BALL:
After the ball has formed, flour your hand and Pulse another 10-15 times. Now remove the Vitamix container, and turn it upside down so the ball of dough plops into your hand. (Remember, Pulsing makes the ball of dough sort of jump up, so you want to act fast here to remove the ball before it slowly melts back into the blades)
6. MAKING THE BALL GROW:
Finally, place the dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl (think olive oil), cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm dark place for 30 minutes.
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