From this whole wheat ciabatta recipe:
Once the dough has rested, knead the dough with the dough hook attachment at medium speed for about 15 minutes, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. It should be smooth and elastic at this point.
Is is possible to knead the dough by hand?
Any advice on kneading by hand? Do I need a mixer? I have strong hands.
Long term if it works I will get a mixer but I have no other needs for a mixer so I want to prove it out first. I am trying to create a low fat, low salt, whole wheat ciabatta. I have never been a baker and I know ciabatta is involved but it fits in for what I want to do with a few menus.