Every now and then I come across a bread recipe that calls for a food processor to mix and knead the dough. I know it's very quick, but is it actually the right tool for the job? This recipe calls for a food processor, and every time I make it I'm worried I'm going to destroy the machine: the thing shakes and wobbles alarmingly, so that I have to hold it steady the entire time, and I'm always worried about burning out the motor. And this is a sturdy, 14 C (3.3 L) Cuisinart machine.
So: is it actually preferable to knead dough in a food processor? It just doesn't seem like it's built for that job.
(I'm assuming here that there's an answer beyond "individual preference," but maybe I'm wrong.)