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What's a "Normal" Knead-cycle on a Breadmachine?

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Maybe I've just never noticed before, but when I set my machine to "Dough" today, my machine kneaded my dough for twenty minutes. Also, while it pulsed and rested for a minute or two at first, the rest of the time the paddle turned without pause.

I'm using a Sunbeam 5891 2-pound machine, but I imagine that those of you using other machine can maybe answer my question.

Thank you. I appreciate the helpful responses to my previous request for advice on make smaller pies.

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  1. It's pretty difficult to over-knead bread dough in a bread machine. Check the internal temperature at various points while kneading. When it reaches 80 degrees f it's had enough.