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Old 05-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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My first attempt at bread with a bread machine


The crub was pretty soft, fluffy, and consistant. The crust was not bad but a little softer then I would like. Probably because I did not pull the bread out when it was hot, but rather let it cool in the machine.

Recipe:
3.25 cups of bread flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp margarine
3 Tbsp sugar
1 3/8 cup sugar
1.5 tsp (1 envelope) active dry yeast

Follow the directions on your bread machine!!!
Peikes' Cookbook: First attempt with the bread machine.

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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It's fun, isn't it! You not only get a sense of accomplishment at making "the staff of life," but allowing your home to take on an aroma that can't be beat!!

Way to go!
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:37 AM   #3
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Well done Dan
Selkie mate my kid brother is an estate agent, he advises his clients that the smell of baking bread and coffee is the greatest house selling aid known
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:10 AM   #4
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Well done Dan
Selkie mate my kid brother is an estate agent, he advises his clients that the smell of baking bread and coffee is the greatest house selling aid known
I have no doubt!

Apple pie scent heavy with cinnamon is another attractive and emotionally charged aroma.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:58 AM   #5
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I don't bake bread in the bread machine because I don't like the crust. I use my bread machine as a "dough" machine. I use it for bagels, pizza dough, pita bread, bread sticks, pretzels, rolls, and, naturally bread (which I bake in the oven).
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #6
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I don't bake bread in the bread machine because I don't like the crust. I use my bread machine as a "dough" machine. I use it for bagels, pizza dough, pita bread, bread sticks, pretzels, rolls, and, naturally bread (which I bake in the oven).
Any tips or tricks? I was told you can't do that.

I would love to have a bread machine, but I was leery of the weird loaves.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #7
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Most breadmachine have a "dough" setting (mine has three dough settings--one of bread, one for pizza, and one for bagels). It takes about 90 minutes to two hours to make the dough. When it "beeps" I take the dough out and do whatever it is I want with it.

I always put the wet ingredients in first, one cup of flour, then salt, rest of the flour, and then sugar. I put the yeast in the center. If I use butter or margarine, I put a "pat" in each of the corners.

Don't get a two-paddle one (horizontal loaf). We had one of those and hated it. The paddles didn't always turn, one would get stuck, all kinds of headaches.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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My bread machine makes a great loaf. The crust is just right, unless I do not remove the bread from the pan right away, then I get a harder crust.
There's a workaround for the weird loaves, but it means one side of your loaf will not have a crust. Slice the bread as it comes out of the machine, along one side. Yes, those first couple pieces will be tall, so either make a big sandwich or use them for TX toast. Then, after a couple slices, lay the bread down on that cut side. This will give you more normal sized slices, but without a crust on the "bottom". It will also have you slicing back towards the "navel", where the paddles was. It's a workaround for sure and not like store-bought, or if you used a loaf pan and your oven, it's not like a high end Zoji machine that makes a normal loaf, but if I am making a loaf using my machine, this is what I do. The convenience of having the machine take it from start to finish is well worth it to me. No watching the rise time or punching it down or other bowls to contend with.
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Most breadmachine have a "dough" setting (mine has three dough settings--one of bread, one for pizza, and one for bagels). It takes about 90 minutes to two hours to make the dough. When it "beeps" I take the dough out and do whatever it is I want with it.

I always put the wet ingredients in first, one cup of flour, then salt, rest of the flour, and then sugar. I put the yeast in the center. If I use butter or margarine, I put a "pat" in each of the corners.

Don't get a two-paddle one (horizontal loaf). We had one of those and hated it. The paddles didn't always turn, one would get stuck, all kinds of headaches.
I haven't baked bread in my bread machine for years, but use it often for mixing and kneading dough. Form it into any loaf style you desire and bake. I use a thermometer and bake to 190 degrees.

I often start the kneading before I go to bed, and bake in the morning. I also let young kids cook the bread when they stay at the house. Turn a 9 year old girl loose with a ball of dough, and you would be amazed at the shapes of bread loaves I have eaten. Use an external probe thermometer, and you have an occupied kid for a while.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
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Wow. That looks good! I'm looking at this Bread-maker: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_G...sCategory.html which seems ok. I know some people say that's cheating using as machine.. but WTH! I want to start with what I hope will be consistent results to start with!

I also wonder whether you can make garlic bread with these breasd makers?
You can make nearly any kind of bread that you can make by hand. All a bread machine does is knead the ingredients and then apply heat.

Bread machines are often to be found in thrift stores, sometimes in new condition. The last one I purchased looked like had never been used and cost 3 dollars.
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