TIPS FOR MAKING DOUGH IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
Use cold water: Chilled or cold water will help keep the dough from overheating. Too much heat can kill the yeast in dough that makes it rise. It can also melt the butter or fat in biscuit dough and certain crusts like Honey Butter Biscuits or the Herbed Zucchini Quiche, making them dense rather than flaky.
Make smaller batches: Your average 10 or 12 cup food processor can make about 1.5 pounds of dough, which is equivalent to a recipe that uses 2 or 3 cups of flour, yielding about 1 loaf of bread. If you choose to make dough in a food processor, you may not be able to make larger batches. Choose a stand mixer for making dough if you want to make multiple loaves at once.
Pulse only: Since food processor dough comes together so quickly, pulsing will help you keep better control over the kneading process. Overkneading is an easy mistake to make even when you’re not using a food processor, so pulse in intervals and closely observe the dough, stopping when it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.