Hi! I recently found a soft pretzel recipe that I want to try. The recipe calls for using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, but I don't have that so I am doing this the old fashion way. I've heard (and read on the internet) that you usually double the amount of time called for in the recipe if you're kneading by hand (my recipe calls for 5 minutes on medium) so does that mean I should expect to be spending around 10 minutes kneading?
I know it's hard work, and I'm okay with that. I just don't want to think that I am finished well before I am, or to work the dough too much. I am definitely a novice when it comes to making home made food, so any suggestions would be appreciated!