Panasonic SD-2501 WXC Automatic Breadmaker - White - £85.99 -Deal of the day @ Amazon
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Panasonic SD-2501 WXC Automatic Breadmaker - White - £85.99 -Deal of the day @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Mar 2017
Deal of the day: decent breadmaker for good price.

* The device ensures added ingredients are evenly distributed in the loaf
* Raisin nut dispenser automatically dispenses chopped dried fruits, raisins, chopped nuts and cereals at the appropriate timing
* Available in three different loaf sizes to suit your bread-consuming requirements
* The crust pad lets to select the baking temperature and time automatically to make the crust colour light, medium and dar
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Good deal, I have the slightly higher spec ZB-2502 and it's brilliant, get some really good bread from it. This seems like a good price as well.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 22nd Mar 2017
Good price but note this appears to have been superceded by the SD-2511 model.
For loaves my favourite recipe / program is the Italian one, it's 4.5 hours but makes nice bread.
I can recommend bread flour and olive oil from Lidl.

If you start to use it a lot it's much more convenient (and cheaper) to buy larger packets of yeast, e.g. 125g Doves Farm Quick Yeast
Bought one of these some time ago, but the recipes look complicated! Any quick guides for a simple starter loaf??
t002236

Bought one of these some time ago, but the recipes look complicated! Any … Bought one of these some time ago, but the recipes look complicated! Any quick guides for a simple starter loaf??


The manual does look quite daunting.

Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on model SD-2500 it's menu ‘08’) (4hr 30min)
Yeast 1 tsp
Strong White Flour 500 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Sugar 1 tsp
Olive Oil 3 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Water 310 mL

Get a new sachet of yeast, it goes off/stale.
Buy supermarket own label bread flour, I get more consistent results when baking a loaf in a machine.*

Take the bread pan out of the machine.
Put all the ingredients in, in the order listed.
Put the pan back in, shut the lid.
Press the Menu button until 09 is displayed
Press Start
After 4.5 hours use oven gloves to take the pan out, use a shaking motion to get the bread out.
Leave the bread on a wire rack to cool

Personally I wouldn't add sugar. And I would make a smaller loaf e.g. 400 g flour with 250ml water.

*The reason why I recommend supermarket flour is because Allinson flour doesn't have any additives to make up for the varying amounts of protein / gluten? I'm not sure. When baking by hand you can see if the dough has risen enough, but a machine assumes the loaf has risen after a certain amount of time. I've had loaves collapse and couldn't work out why.
Allinson Strong White Bread Flour Ingredients - Wheat Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin)
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Essential Waitrose Strong White Bread Flour ingredients - Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Wheat Gluten, Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic Acid

It is against my better judgement to recommend ingredients with additives, but it seems better compared to the ingredients for a white loaf.
Hovis soft white - Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Yeast, Soya Flour, Salt, Preservative: E282, Emulsifiers: E471, E472e, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid

mrunderhill2

The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on … The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on model SD-2500 it's menu ‘08’) (4hr 30min)Yeast 1 tspStrong White Flour 500 g (1 lb 2 oz)Sugar 1 tspOlive Oil 3 tbspSalt 1 tspWater 310 mLGet a new sachet of yeast, it goes off/stale.Buy supermarket own label bread flour, I get more consistent results when baking a loaf in a machine.*Take the bread pan out of the machine.Put all the ingredients in, in the order listed.Put the pan back in, shut the lid.Press the Menu button until 09 is displayedPress StartAfter 4.5 hours use oven gloves to take the pan out, use a shaking motion to get the bread out.Leave the bread on a wire rack to coolPersonally I wouldn't add sugar. And I would make a smaller loaf e.g. 400 g flour with 250ml water.*The reason why I recommend supermarket flour is because Allinson flour doesn't have any additives to make up for the varying amounts of protein / gluten? I'm not sure. When baking by hand you can see if the dough has risen enough, but a machine assumes the loaf has risen after a certain amount of time. I've had loaves collapse and couldn't work out why.Allinson Strong White Bread Flour Ingredients - Wheat Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin)vsEssential Waitrose Strong White Bread Flour ingredients - Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Wheat Gluten, Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic AcidIt is against my better judgement to recommend ingredients with additives, but it seems better compared to the ingredients for a white loaf.Hovis soft white - Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Yeast, Soya Flour, Salt, Preservative: E282, Emulsifiers: E471, E472e, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid



Wow, many thanks. I just checked my email and it was SD2500 model that I have, and I bought it 2 years ago for 69.99 and it is still in the box!

I'll be print out your text and giving this ago at the weekend. Like yourself I'd like to avoid additives hence this purchase but due to being overwhelmed with how difficult it appears I just stopped eating bread! Can't beat a fresh loaf though - and thank you again
I have SD 2500 but it's same as SD 2501 but SD 2500 doesn't have nut dispenser apart from that you can use either manual/ recipes
mrunderhill2

The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on … The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on model SD-2500 it's menu ‘08’) (4hr 30min)Yeast 1 tspStrong White Flour 500 g (1 lb 2 oz)Sugar 1 tspOlive Oil 3 tbspSalt 1 tspWater 310 mLGet a new sachet of yeast, it goes off/stale.Buy supermarket own label bread flour, I get more consistent results when baking a loaf in a machine.*Take the bread pan out of the machine.Put all the ingredients in, in the order listed.Put the pan back in, shut the lid.Press the Menu button until 09 is displayedPress StartAfter 4.5 hours use oven gloves to take the pan out, use a shaking motion to get the bread out.Leave the bread on a wire rack to coolPersonally I wouldn't add sugar. And I would make a smaller loaf e.g. 400 g flour with 250ml water.*The reason why I recommend supermarket flour is because Allinson flour doesn't have any additives to make up for the varying amounts of protein / gluten? I'm not sure. When baking by hand you can see if the dough has risen enough, but a machine assumes the loaf has risen after a certain amount of time. I've had loaves collapse and couldn't work out why.Allinson Strong White Bread Flour Ingredients - Wheat Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin)vsEssential Waitrose Strong White Bread Flour ingredients - Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Wheat Gluten, Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic AcidIt is against my better judgement to recommend ingredients with additives, but it seems better compared to the ingredients for a white loaf.Hovis soft white - Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Yeast, Soya Flour, Salt, Preservative: E282, Emulsifiers: E471, E472e, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid



​just so you know, the wheat gluten and ascorbic acid added will both give you a better loaf. the gluten balances the gluten level, and the ascorbic acid oxidises the gluten, which makes it perform better.
When you have had a loaf from your panny
you don't go back to bought bread.
Have used my panny for 5 years and was making about 4 loafs a week
but cutting down to weekends now as getting fat on the great white stuff.
What's the use of this when you can get any bread from 10p-£1.50?
From_the_Midlands

What's the use of this when you can get any bread from 10p-£1.50?


Er, maybe because it's a lot better??
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From_the_Midlands

What's the use of this when you can get any bread from 10p-£1.50?


Costs about 30p a loaf for us (that's including ingredients and electric use).

It's honestly amazing.

Fantastic bread.

Sure, I can get a cheap loaf from Tesco for pennies, but this is far far superior.

Better than the freshest baked bread you'll find in any supermarket.

And made for about a fifth of the price you'll pay for that stuff.

Really is a superb product this.
One of my favourite kitchen ornaments from the 80's along with the Breville toasted sandwich maker .
Great bit of kit. I'm using mine now (seeded wholemeal loaf, takes 3 hours).
Just buy a loaf of Warburtons for 50p
mrunderhill2

The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on … The manual does look quite daunting.Try the Easy Ciabatta - Menu ‘09’ (on model SD-2500 it's menu ‘08’) (4hr 30min)Yeast 1 tspStrong White Flour 500 g (1 lb 2 oz)Sugar 1 tspOlive Oil 3 tbspSalt 1 tspWater 310 mLGet a new sachet of yeast, it goes off/stale.Buy supermarket own label bread flour, I get more consistent results when baking a loaf in a machine.*Take the bread pan out of the machine.Put all the ingredients in, in the order listed.Put the pan back in, shut the lid.Press the Menu button until 09 is displayedPress StartAfter 4.5 hours use oven gloves to take the pan out, use a shaking motion to get the bread out.Leave the bread on a wire rack to coolPersonally I wouldn't add sugar. And I would make a smaller loaf e.g. 400 g flour with 250ml water.*The reason why I recommend supermarket flour is because Allinson flour doesn't have any additives to make up for the varying amounts of protein / gluten? I'm not sure. When baking by hand you can see if the dough has risen enough, but a machine assumes the loaf has risen after a certain amount of time. I've had loaves collapse and couldn't work out why.Allinson Strong White Bread Flour Ingredients - Wheat Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin)vsEssential Waitrose Strong White Bread Flour ingredients - Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Wheat Gluten, Flour Treatment Agent Ascorbic AcidIt is against my better judgement to recommend ingredients with additives, but it seems better compared to the ingredients for a white loaf.Hovis soft white - Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Yeast, Soya Flour, Salt, Preservative: E282, Emulsifiers: E471, E472e, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid




Thank you, tried this with aldi ingredients, and and no sugar anď it came out nice. Feel a lot more confident now to try it again. Appreciate your guidance & time.
t002236

Thank you, tried this with aldi ingredients, and and no sugar anď it came … Thank you, tried this with aldi ingredients, and and no sugar anď it came out nice. Feel a lot more confident now to try it again. Appreciate your guidance & time.



That's great.
When I first started using it I forgot to put the water in once and another time I forgot the salt (I still do this occasionally, it doesn't taste good).

Try a wholemeal loaf, I prefer half white flour and half wholemeal flour.
So I would do the same 4.5 hours program
Yeast 1 tsp
Strong White Flour 200g
Strong Wholemeal Flour 200g
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Water 260 mL

And I put the timer on so that it finishes in the morning.
I've also been substituting cold-pressed rapeseed oil for the olive oil.
Try the French bread recipe / program, its something like 6 hours though.
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