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Cuisinart Mixer and Wet Dough

Hmmm. We seem to have a problem. My new Cuisinart stand mixer doesn’t do a good job of mixing high hydration dough. I have been trying different solutions to address the problem (adding the water first, mixing the flour and water using the dough attachment before turning on the machine), but I can’t see to make it work. This isn’t good.

Here is a photo of a 1Kg batch of dough with 72.5% water at 10 minutes of mixing. Nothing crazy. The stuff you see in the bottom of the mixing bowl is dry, unmixed flour.