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Old 04-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Bread Machine Recipes

I just bought a bread machine, and don't know what to do with it. All of the bread recipes that I see call for dry milk. I don't want to run out and get some, any tnt recipes?

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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You don't need to use it if you don't want to. Skip it and make some bread.

When you get around to it pick some up and make some bread.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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It's been years since I had a bread machine (I gave it to my daughter), but as I recall, powdered milk (Carnation) is a necessity with no acceptable substitute for those recipes that call for it (usually ordinary white bread.) But understand that not all recipes use powdered milk. You might try one of those until you do get powdered milk. French bread usually doesn't use it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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Here is one I use. We like "sweet" bread, but you can add a bit more or take out a bit of the sugar to your taste:

1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tbsp margarine or butter
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp yeast

Add all ingredients and push start. Yum
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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My Mom bought us a bread machine years ago. I don't recall ever having to use powdered milk.

I first thought it was a silly purchase for a kitchen with almost no counter space, but it got used constantly.

A real favorite was herbed bread which called for about 1/8-1/4 tsp. of various herbs, usually 4 of them. It made the most wonderful bread and the aroma was outstanding.

She would sometimes set it up so that we would wake up to the smell of fresh bread and coffee.

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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When I make a loaf in the bread machine I use dry milk, but I have also used regular milk. I believe the recipe called for scalding it first?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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When I make a loaf in the bread machine I use dry milk, but I have also used regular milk. I believe the recipe called for scalding it first?

It just says to put it in as is. It says not to use anything but dry milk.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:04 AM   #9
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I think the main reason for the dry milk is not to have fresh milk sitting for hours and hours in the machine if you use the time bake mode so you have fresh warm bread waiting for you after work. If you are adding ingredients and starting right away, there's no reason not to substitute fresh milk for the water/dry milk called for in the receipe.

However, with that said, dry milk lasts forever and is a handy pantry staple to have on hand if you are out or running low on fresh milk. I personally wouldn't mix and drink dry milk product but for cooking use it's not an issue. Shoot, I keep evaporated milk in the house for mashed potatoes and such in case we run out or forget to buy milk - neither of us drinks milk and only have cereal occasionally so we don't have milk in fridge often.

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Would there be an issue proofing the yeast with milk?
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