A Guide To Using a Bread Maker

There is no other food that says “comfort” like fresh baked bread and the aroma of fresh baked bread as it permeates throughout the house. There is an old saying that says “Bread is the staff of life (anon)” which is true. Not only does home baked bread feed your body and soul, it also gives you all of the comforts of knowing you are at home, safe and secure. Baking bread without a bread maker can be difficult and especially, if you have a hectic schedule. Instead of making the dough then kneading it, letting it rise twice and then waiting for it to get done baking; the bread machine does all of the hard work after you have placed the ingredients into it.

If you have a bread maker but you cannot find the instruction booklet that came with it, then here are few things you might want to know about how to use it.

• Take a good look at it and get acquainted with it, especially if your have not used it before. The top of the machine should have a lid with a window in it and a control panel on the top of the machine.
• Inside the machine, there should be a metal container with a handle and in that container there should be a paddle. The container is where you will place your ingredients and the paddle will be used to mix the dough. Be sure that you remove this paddle when the bread is baked.
• There is an order in which the ingredients should be placed into the container. 1) Place all liquids into the container first; 2) add the flour and spread it around to cover the liquid; 3) add all other ingredients except the yeast; 4) add the yeast last to keep it from becoming active before its time.
• You can use buttermilk, milk or water as your liquids.
• Use liquid oils rather than solids unless your recipes states differently for a particular kind of bread.
• Use bread flour (King Arthur is best).

If you are not sure how large a loaf of bread your machine will make, then use this formula: take the empty container from inside the bread maker and add water a cup at a time; ten cups of water in the container will yield a 1-1/2 pound loaf; twelve cups of water will give you a two pound loaf; less than ten cups of water will give you a loaf that is one pound.

Using these guidelines will give you homemade bread. Without the guidelines, you will have a bread maker that sits on the shelf.

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