Monday, December 3, 2007

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

I love my bread machine! I especially like to let the bread machine do the kneading and then to bake the bread in the oven. This works well for pizza dough, dinner rolls, Challah bread, french bread and more.

If you can find a bread machine at a yard sale or thrift shop, all the better.

This is a recipe I made this weekend that turned out really good. The crust was very chewy. We ate it right out of the oven.... some with butter.... some with jelly. I used regular yeast because I didn't have any bread machine yeast and it didn't make any difference that I could tell.

(You may need to click on the recipe to make it bigger:o)

There are usually some good Bread Machine Cookbooks at the library. This recipe came from a Betty Crocker's Bread Machine Cookbook that I borrowed from the library.

For more kitchen tips please go to Tammy's Recipes.


Mom2fur said...

My bread machine died and I haven't gotten around to replacing it. I never thought about starting in the machine and ending in the oven. But one time, the power went out, and I thought the bread was lost. It was already at the baking stage. So I just took the pan out of the machine and stuck it in the oven, and it worked fine. If I ever do get another machine, I'll have to use it for more than regular loaves of bread! (Our favorite is a Hawaiian bread made with pineapple juice. Mmmm!)

Kirstin said...

My bread machine also sad. I loved it. I too would use it mainly for the dough making and then bake in the oeven. I am hoping once we are in our home (we are building right now and living with someone else) I will get another one. They are a real time saver.

Shirley said...

That's how I use my bread machine too... I use it to make the dough through the first rising, and then I do the shaping and bake in the oven. My kitchen tip for this week is about making teddy bears for the children, and I always let the bread machine make this dough for me.

Susan said...

I just got my very first bread machine a few weeks ago, through Freecycle. I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to try it for free, and if we didn't like the bread it made, no harm done. I'm finding that I love using it for the dough to make rolls and pizza dough. I am just tickled to death to have it do all the work for me.

It's an old machine, so the only settings it has are dough and bread - no crust settings or anything like that, although it does have a delay timer for the bread cycle. We don't like the crust on the bread; it's too hard. I do like it for having hot bread for Sunday dinner when we walk in the door.

I have found that bread flour does make a difference, but I use the same yeast I've always used and it seems to be turning out fine.

Joy said...

I also use my bread machine like this. I've been using it for almost 15 years! I find bread flour is better to use, but normal flour is fine too as long as I put bread improver in it.
Some people would say it is a waste to use it only for dough, but I like the fact that it mixes it all up and then does that first rise perfectly for me.
Yes, I love my bread machine!

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