Any tips for using a breadmaker?

Banned 14 replies
Found 13th Sep 2010
Anyone have any tips for using a breadmaker?

Got one the other week and tried 3 times, First 2 times I hadn't got got a weighing scales so messed up with flour measurements and ended up with a brick of a loaf that didn't rise. My last effort was better as it actually looked and tasted a bit like bread.

Is there any good receipes anyone knows? Also what ordeer and where should you put the ingredients in?

Cheers

14 Comments

you can buy it ready mixed in supermarkets,just make sure it says on the side suitable for breadmakers-cheating I know but some of em are mega tasty-especially the ciabatta ones.
Edited by: "barky" 13th Sep 2010

+1
These are often on offer as well, we got some from Sainsburys a few weeks ago for only 53p, makes nice bread, cheap and reliable..



barky

you can buy it ready mixed in supermarkets,just make sure it says on the … you can buy it ready mixed in supermarkets,just make sure it says on the side suitable for breadmakers-cheating I know but some of em are mega tasty-especially the ciabatta ones.

My breadmaker didn't need scales - came with a cup and spoon thing for measuring the stuff out and that is all I've ever used.
I think the order of ingredients is really important, especially if you are setting it to come on later - its really important to keep the yeast away from any wet ingredients. I think from memory I used to put water and butter in first, then flour so it completely covered the water, then put salt in one corner and sugar in another, then make a little dip in the centre of the flour for yeast. My breadmaker said add whitener or something but I never had any
Good luck - there's nothing like the smell of fresh bread in the morning.

Original Poster Banned

Cheers for the tips Butterbean will try that.

And cheers Barky & mosskeeto will give those a go

These are the instructions from my Panasonic Breadmaker here.
It includes some recipies. If you look at page 8 - step 2, it tells you what order to put the ingredients in.

Butterbean

My breadmaker didn't need scales - came with a cup and spoon thing for … My breadmaker didn't need scales - came with a cup and spoon thing for measuring the stuff out and that is all I've ever used.I think the order of ingredients is really important, especially if you are setting it to come on later - its really important to keep the yeast away from any wet ingredients.



the order of the ingredients is very important - didn't you get a basic recipe with the instructions? You should also have 1 or 2 measuring cups and measuring spoons - just follow the recipe exactly & it will be fine! The nicest bread really is when you make the dough in the machine and then make it into rolls yourself and bake - it seems to be a better texture than baked in the machine.

Original Poster Banned

The instructions were with the breadmaker but they didn't say enything about what order to put things in. And it has receipes but I just thought I'd ask if anyone had any ones that they find good

I'll try the rolls as they'd be nice cheers

tregs

These are the instructions from my Panasonic Breadmaker here.It includes … These are the instructions from my Panasonic Breadmaker here.It includes some recipies. If you look at page 8 - step 2, it tells you what order to put the ingredients in.


These instructions are completely the opposite to what I said, with dry ingredients going in first, and water on top (although the principle of keeping the yeast away from the water is the same). I tried this in my breadmaker (as my instructions say the same) and was left with clumps of untouched flour in the corners, which is why I now do it the other way round. I guess it just depends how good the blades in your breadmaker are. Mine are clearly hopeless.

Banned

I always put the yeast at the bottom and water in last in my panasonic so as to keep the yeast away from the water as long as possible

amazing bread and so much better than any additive laden shop bought bread (and half the price).

While on the subject of breadmakers , I've been after one for ages , I see there only £39 at Lidl . How easy are they to use ? ,whats the bread like ? how long does it take to bake ?
I got a good pdf the other day ,all about bread making recipes and would love to try some out .

Original Poster Banned

ricko

While on the subject of breadmakers , I've been after one for ages , I … While on the subject of breadmakers , I've been after one for ages , I see there only £39 at Lidl . How easy are they to use ? ,whats the bread like ? how long does it take to bake ?I got a good pdf the other day ,all about bread making recipes and would love to try some out .



I got mine from Argos for only £24.99. They are very easy to use once you know what order to put stuff in and as said above you can get bread mix packets. Time wise you on mine it can make some breads in about an hour but a standard white loaf takes about 3 hours.

cheers paddy ,3 hours , that's good . I always thought it was longer than that .I'm on economy 7 from 12 at night till 7 in the morning and thought it would be a good idea to run such devices through the night at the cheap rate but thought it would take 5- 6 hours a loaf . I think I'll get the one from Lidl ,but will take alook on the Argos site for anything cheaper first .cheers

cheers paddy ,3 hours , that's good . I always thought it was longer than that .I'm on economy 7 from 12 at night till 7 in the morning and thought it would be a good idea to run such devices through the night at the cheap rate but thought it would take 5- 6 hours a loaf . I think I'll get the one from Lidl ,but will take alook on the Argos site for anything cheaper first .cheers

Paddy Charlie

The instructions were with the breadmaker but they didn't say enything … The instructions were with the breadmaker but they didn't say enything about what order to put things in. And it has receipes but I just thought I'd ask if anyone had any ones that they find goodI'll try the rolls as they'd be nice cheers



I think the order the ingredients are listed in the recipe is usually the order that you add them to the breadmaker... hope it works!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Coming up to bonfire night ...2130
    2. Just heard this...2 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ congrats to all on 392k ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★7769295
    3. The never ending counting with pictures thread !4604800
    4. Help Feed a Homeless Animal for Free1608652

    See more discussions