Homemade bread / bread maker recipes

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    May 12, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone makes their own bread using a bread maker, and if they have any good recipes? I have a bread maker, and its collecting dust, so I thought I'd put it to use!

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    May 12, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    I have no idea what a bread maker is... I know how to make bread from scratch though so if you want tips on that, by all means I can help you out.
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    May 12, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    No bread maker recipes. My mom had one, but she just bought premixed packets and tossed it in the maker.

    If you want to kill some time making bread by hand though, this site has a great recipe for making Panda Bread. It's sooo adorable!!!

    http://www.tablespoon.com/mobile/recipes/panda-bread-recipe/1/
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    May 12, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    google bread maker recipes and you will find yourself in housewife heaven. You can also buy mixes in any grocery store.
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    May 12, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    My little sister gave me a breadmaker in 1991 and I've made my own bread ever since. I'm on my third machine. For a while I tried a variety of recipes from 4-5 booklets I have. But for a long time now I've stuck with what works: whole wheat-oatmeal, milk [instead of water], and 1-2 eggs. A great meal for vegetarians, high in protein and fiber. Great with peanut butter.
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    May 12, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    LJay saidgoogle bread maker recipes and you will find yourself in housewife heaven. You can also buy mixes in any grocery store.
    lmao housewife heaven. Thats me ;) all domesticated and such
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    May 12, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    Only make bread from scratch. Parents have a breadmaker and it has some recipes but the bread is nowhere near as yum as when I make it fresh.

    I don't know the recipies, however. sorry.
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    May 12, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    I used to use my bread machine religiously.

    Now, because I don't eat bread that often, I usually just use it to make all the various rolls/bread sticks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    I love using the dough cycle and making things. I have several bread machine related cookbooks.

    Oh, and to the guy above - the bread machine bread is from scratch - unless you are using a boxed mix. You are just using the machine to mix and proof the ingredients. - If the breads aren't coming out good, it's likely because your measurements are out of balance. Just like if you are making bread by hand - sometimes you need more flour, sometimes more water.

    So here's a tip to the OP - Watch the dough the first 5 minutes while it is pulsing. When it switches over from pulsing to it's mixing cycle, the dough should be collected into a ball and the machine relatively clean. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle in a pinch of flour to get the dough to come together. If the dough is too dry, sprinkle in a few drops of water at a time.

    Often times for me - I need to add a couple of tablespoons of extra water. - The humidity in my house is out of whack. Once the dough has come together into a nice ball, close the lid and let it go.

    You can find lots of good recipes online.

    Also, you don't have to use bread machine recipes. You can use any traditional bread recipe and just let the bread machine to the mixing, kneading, and resting.
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    May 12, 2012 8:16 AM GMT
    I haven't made this in a while, but it's real quick & easy.

    Beer bread:

    3 cups self-rising flour
    12 oz. beer
    1 tbsp sugar

    Mix together, place in lightly greased/floured loaf pan, bake 1 hour @ 375 deg.

    Using different types of beer gives different flavors.
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    May 12, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    OK, it seems there is a serious lack of proper bread makers out there. I'm not the greatest fan of bread maker machines, however. It is a great way to have fresh bread in the morning. I usually use a basic recepe that I jazz up a little with things like shelled dried pumpkin seeds, sun dried tomatoes, various fresh seeds etc.. For a basic dough:

    1 3/4 cups water
    3 1/2 cups brown bread flower
    1 teaspoon sugar
    10g dried yeast
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons butter or olive oil

    Sometimes I add a teaspoon or two dried milk powder or dried stock. Various seeds and other things like feta cheese, dried olives or even partially rehydrated dried mushrooms are also great.
    It is really fun to get really creative. Just be
    careful not to add too many ingredients otherwise your bread dough will rise too much and flow over onto the heating element under the baking tray.

    Set the timer so the bread starts baking a few hours before you wake up in the morning, and enjoy fresh bread every day.icon_cool.gif
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    May 12, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    mmm...love homemade bread!
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    May 13, 2012 12:19 AM GMT

    Onion Bread


    ½ cup milk, scalded
    1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
    1/3 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons butter
    1 pkg. yeast
    1/3 cup warm water
    1 raw egg yolk
    3 cups bread flour

    Set machine to medium crust.

    [Scalded milk is not scalding milk--you have to cool it back down to about 100F before you add it to the machine, otherwise it will kill the yeast.]
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    May 13, 2012 11:03 AM GMT
    My boyfriend found a great recipe for honey oatmeal bread to use up leftover oats. It makes a slightly sweet loaf with good texture and works well in our bread machine:

    from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-of-an-oatmeal-bread/

    1 c water
    1 tbs vegetable oil
    1/4 c honey
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 c rolled oats
    2 1/3 c bread flour
    1 tsp yeast
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    May 13, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Thanks everyone icon_smile.gif I will be trying some of these tonight.