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Whole Wheat Flour, Egg Substitution and Kneading

Hello again! I was about to begin baking my challah using whole wheat flour and without eggs.
Your recipe says to put the ingredients into a mixer bowl and knead for ten minutes with a mixer. Do you mean a hand held mixer like I use for cakes? Or only the heavy duty bread machine type of mixer?
Or another way to ask my question: can I knead by hand for ten minutes?

I’ve been making challos and bread for many decades but every batch comes out different… so I wanted to try to have these be “perfect!”

Whole wheat flour absorbs more liquid than white. And especially if you are taking out the eggs you will then need to add another 1/2 cup of water to the recipe and a bit more oil.

Of course I do NOT mean a small hand held mixer, it would break in a sec. Yes a big machine mixer. But for sure you can knead it by hand, in fact its even preferable because you can knead and pray at the same time…

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