I buckled and bought a bread machine. I picked up one second hand while i get the hang of making our own bread before buying a new one. I want to figure out if i enjoy it or if its just easier to pay 4 dollars a loaf for some of the special bread we eat.
It was a bit difficult because it iddint have a manual, and to make it a bit worse, there was no plane online to FIND a manual. Thankfully i found this LINK from Hillbilly Housewife that explains bread machines in general.
A side not here, Hillbilly housewife is a great site for mothers and fathers who seek a more simple way of life, they offer resipies and tips on living simpler, foods, and other fun things. They also can teach you how to live on less food a month. Its a great site and i adore it!
As for the Bread. I havent yet started my loaf as im still reading through the instructions and getting used to my new bread machine, but here is a recipie that i found online that is made for my bread machine. I figure its the best one to try first. But let me tell you, im looking forward to having cinnamon raisen bread!
Water: 3/4 cup
Bread Flour: 2 cups
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Sugar: 2 tablespoons
Butter: 1 tablespoon
Dry milk: 1 tablespoon
Dry yeast: 1-1 1/2 teaspoons
1. Pour 3/4 cup of water into the bread pan.
2. Add all dry ingredients except the DRY yeast.
3. Place the DRY yeast on top of the DRY flour. Do not mix.
4. Press the START button
“Your oven-fresh bread will be ready in 4 hours and 10 minutes. It is more convenient if you use the built-in delay timer.”
12 cup capacity= 1 lb, 1.5 lb. 2 lb of bread. Note in recipie about loaf size
Add a teaspoon or two of sugar to all breads to feed yeast.
Bread flour makes BETTER bread then all purpose.
So hopefully you will visit those links and enjoy them. And maybe get your own bread machine?