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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:40 am

QuickChick wrote:Awesome! Can you see yourself using it a lot?


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My plan is to totally make my own bread. One loaf a week.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby QuickChick » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:17 pm

That's pretty much what we've been doing. We will occasionally buy a loaf of bread when it's on sale and stick it in the freezer in case we're caught out, but 95% of the time we eat the homemade. It works really well!


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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:30 pm

Sometimes I will throw in a Tablespoon of ground flax seed. Gives the bread a bit of a nutritional boost. Doesn't change the outcome at all.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby DonnaRigs » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:28 pm

I love mine, but the bread never lasts very long (bunch of carb-lovers)! I do lower the sugar and usually use honey and it still works out just fine :)
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:27 am

Yesterday I tried another experiment. The Panasonic has a rapid rise option which only takes 3 hours to produce a loaf of bread; a big improvement over the 5 hours on normal cycle. Though I swear the 5 hours includes at least 1 hour of "resting".

First, I used the "soften" function on my microwave for the first time. I haven't had butter in my life for years but i bought some for the bread machine (which I plan to replace with soy butter but I wanted to follow instructions for the first few loaves). Butter is hard as a rock fresh from the fridge and throwing rocks into a bread machine didn't seem to make sense. So I accomplished "soften".

For the bread part, I make whole wheat but I increased the white portion to 1/3 mix thinking that might work better for rapid rise. The book increased the yeast by 1 teasp. And the buttons don't work exactly as the book says when you pick rapid rise for wheat but I finally got them to show wheat/M/rapid rise and pushed start.

The loaf came out much better than the first one I made. Maybe because of the increased white portion. But I like the consistency and that it only takes 3 hours so this will be my standard now.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:29 am

File under "How An Engineer Makes Bread." :lol:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby IronColl » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:18 am

Butter in bread? Is there also oil?

I add about 1/4c whole flax and 1/2c oatmeal when I make. It looks and tastes nice.

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby deerdree » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:28 am

IronColl wrote:Butter in bread? Is there also oil?

i just looked at some panasonic bread machine recipes. no oil in any of them.

is a bread machine like a slow cooker where there's a "keep warm" option, or do you have to remove the loaf as soon as it's finished?

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:10 am

deerdree wrote:
IronColl wrote:Butter in bread? Is there also oil?

i just looked at some panasonic bread machine recipes. no oil in any of them.

is a bread machine like a slow cooker where there's a "keep warm" option, or do you have to remove the loaf as soon as it's finished?

It has a 1 hour keep warm.
It also has a start timer.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:46 am

Spirit wrote:
deerdree wrote:
IronColl wrote:Butter in bread? Is there also oil?

i just looked at some panasonic bread machine recipes. no oil in any of them.

is a bread machine like a slow cooker where there's a "keep warm" option, or do you have to remove the loaf as soon as it's finished?

It has a 1 hour keep warm.
It also has a start timer.

I guess the idea behind that is so that you can have warm bread when you won't be there right at the end of the baking process.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:28 pm

9 minutes to warm fresh oatmeal bread.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:23 am

This morning's experiment, I put everything in the bread machine and set the timer. Now we are having a thunder storm. Fingers crossed no power blip at home.
Otherwise I'll push start when I get home.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Spirit wrote:This morning's experiment, I put everything in the bread machine and set the timer. Now we are having a thunder storm. Fingers crossed no power blip at home.
Otherwise I'll push start when I get home.

Experiment is complete. The bread is cooling. It is not as pretty on the outside as the loaves I start right away. I couldn't resist cutting it open. It looks fine.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:24 pm

I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:02 pm

Spirit wrote:I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.

Ooooooo, I was going to try and make my own peanut butter with my food processor. i just haven't done it yet.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:49 am

Spirit wrote:I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.


cool! that kind of thing makes me want a good food processor / blender.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:55 pm

I figured it out. I Hate to cook; but I like operating machines.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Spirit wrote:I figured it out. I Hate to cook; but I like operating machines.

Sounds like dee! :lol:
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby deerdree » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:39 pm

La wrote:
Spirit wrote:I figured it out. I Hate to cook; but I like operating machines.

Sounds like dee! :lol:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Samantha » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:05 pm

deerdree wrote:
La wrote:
Spirit wrote:I figured it out. I Hate to cook; but I like operating machines.

Sounds like dee! :lol:

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ha ha you should see the appliances Dee and I were discussing today! :P :shifty:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby IronColl » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:44 pm

Speaking of kitchen gadgets (sort of) Habs was all excited about my hand coffee bean grinder. I did introduce her to the pineapple corer a few years back.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:17 pm

IronColl wrote:Speaking of kitchen gadgets (sort of) Habs was all excited about my hand coffee bean grinder. I did introduce her to the pineapple corer a few years back.

Yes, I ended up buying at least 3 people a pineapple corer, and my next mission is to find a hand grinder. I probably won't buy one for anyone else though.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:52 am

Spirit wrote:I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.

Eating homemade toast with homemade PB and (not homemade) honey.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Samantha » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:53 am

Habs4ever wrote:
Spirit wrote:I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.

Eating homemade toast with homemade PB and (not homemade) honey.


technically honey is homemade. I'm not sure there's a why to mass produce it but I could be wrong.

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:56 am

Samantha wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
Spirit wrote:I have a Champion juicer. Today, I dumped $4 of peanuts in it and got out $8 of peanut butter.
Tastes good. Peanuts and salt.

Eating homemade toast with homemade PB and (not homemade) honey.


technically honey is homemade. I'm not sure there's a why to mass produce it but I could be wrong.

Not homemade by Habs, though.
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