A lot of folks ask us how we are able to knead all the dough for the dozens of loaves we make weekly.
Don't get me wrong. Kneading dough is a wonderful, warm and homey thing to do and we do a lot of it for small batch bakes. Our basic bread recipe - white, wheat, sourdough, etc. - makes 8 nice loaves. I've never weighed the dough (and I should to get the right price at the Lansing Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings from nine to noon beginning Memorial Day Weekend), but I'm guessing after all is said and done, it must weigh near 8 pounds. And that's a LOT of dough to knead.
Here's why we don't have Popeye arms -