Bread Machine Help.

United States
May 23, 2008 2:54pm CST
Okay I just bought a bread machine at a garage sale today for $5.00 such a good deal. I did download the booklet for it. But I figured id stop here and see if you guys have some bread machine tips for a beginer. Even recipes would be welcomed. I really want to make some bread but I gotta go buy some yeast first.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 May 08
I have one too but lost the paddle for it bought another and its to big so now I dont know what I am to do I got bread receipe off the net just look for bread maker bread or rollls
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• United States
24 May 08
Thanks i will
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 May 08
your welcome hope it helps
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@ynigz1 (472)
• China
24 May 08
Have't make bread myself. the bread machina isn't with high price, only $5, how many can be made one time?
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• United States
27 May 08
I never made homemade bread before at all in my life. If I bought myself a bread machine, I would get some recipes on what kinds of bread I would wish to make. Just go online to look for recipes on how to make bread. Right?
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
24 May 08
I've worn out 4 bread machines and I own two right now One in the house in Texas and one here in Ontario. My advise is don't give up when you are just starting to use the machine, It might take a few tries before you get perfect Bread. My Favourite is Potato bread, made with Half cup cooked potato, buttermilk and oatmeal. I substitute a half cup of white flour for the same amount of uncooked Oatmeal. The oatmeal keeps the bread fresh and moist longer, as well as being a healthy alternative.
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@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
24 May 08
The best tip I can give you is to make sure you put the ingredients in in the exact order the booklet tells you. Also never wash the bread bin out with soapy water - just warm water - as it can cause the bread to start sticking to the bin. Happy baking! I couldn't live without my breadmaker!
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• United States
24 May 08
Thank you thats good to know i would have used soap and that would have sucked.
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@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
24 May 08
Wow congrats! Only five bucks sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I had one about 10 years ago. I thought that the best results were from using a ready made bread-machine mix that had yeast in it already. I tried a couple of brands though to find the one that worked best. I tried to make bread from scratch and raisin bread too. I found that it didn't go stale as fast as bread I bought at the bakery. The only drawback is that you get a weird hole in the bottom from where the mixing attachment is in the machine. But otherwise I think these machines are absolutely wonderful. Just put the stuff in it before you go to bed. Next morning you've got fresh bread to wake up to. The smell is wonderful!
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• United States
24 May 08
Oh thats a great idea fresh bread when I wake up I love it.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
24 May 08
That's an awesome deal for a bread machine. I've been wanting one myself and had thought I might find one at the goodwill. Sorry I don't have any recipes! But when I do get a bread machine, I'm sure I will be in need of recipes too!
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• United States
24 May 08
Hopefully I have this thing figured out by them lol
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
23 May 08
I have a bread machine and I love it. You can also use it for making other kinds of dough, like pizza dough, etc. I usually use the mixes for bread machines. I don't have any special recipes, I am sure you can find some online. I have to replace my cord on mine, our pup chewed it up. Fresh bread smells wonderful, i also taste wonderful, warm with butter.
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• United States
23 May 08
I cant wait for the smell of fresh bread cooking.
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
23 May 08
..I spray nonstick cooking spray on the attachment that turns the bread, so it comes out of the done loaf better.. I also spray the basket the bread bakes in so the bread comes out easier when it's done. The recipes of mine say to measure everything absolutely perfectly, but I'm not that exact about it, after all I bought it for convenience.. and the recipes seem to turn out just fine.. I check the dough while it's being kneaded and use a rubber spatula to mix it from the corners if it's needed.. if the dough sticks to the corners, I sprinkle a little flour in that corner and keep scraping.. sometimes you may even have to add a little liquid instead.. The dough has to form into a ball and stay as a ball in order to bake right.. Oh, and don't use yeast that is too old! Because it won't rise at all. Happy bread baking!
• United States
23 May 08
Thanks some good tips for sure. Wont be using old yeast dont have any so i gotta buy new lol.
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• United States
23 May 08
I love my bread machine, but I rarely actually bake the bread in it. I let the machine mix/knead the dough and let it rise and then I take it out, form into loaves and bake in my oven, either in a loaf pan or "free form". I find I get a lighter (less dense) loaf this way that tastes much better than the loaves I baked in the machine. It is also great for making homemade pizza dough. I wish I had recipes I could give you off hand, but I use different ones every time, usually ones I find online (allrecipes is a great site to check) or ones from the cookbook that came with my bread machine. As for instructions, every bread machine is different, so it is very important to follow the instructions for YOUR machine, especially when it comes to the order in which to add ingredients. Enjoy!
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• United States
23 May 08
I am glad I downloaded the directions for this machine than. I will try baking in the machine and on my own to see the fidderence thank you.
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@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
23 May 08
I'm sure that this is fairly obvious, but I enjoy making a fool of myself in a public forum. :) The first time I was ever using a bread machine I was about 7 years old. My mom told me to make Banana Bread for my dad so we could have it when he got home from work. So i go and throw everything in there, following the directions. One glaring problem with the directions though, it made no mention of cutting up the banana into pieces or mashing it. So I just cut the banana in half so it would fit and dumped it in too. I come back a while later and the bread is baking nicely, so I think everything is cool. Later on, we actually get around to eating the bread. The banana hadn't mashed up and, and had baked into the bread in a X pattern. It was fairly amusing for everyone involved. I still blame the recipe(the booklet that came with the machine). How is a 7 year old supposed to know to mash up the banana... Anyways, enjoy your bread machine. I love fresh bread!
• United States
23 May 08
That is funny. Im not seven but I am lazy so I might have some day did the same thing if the recipe wasnt precise on it lol.
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@ruby222 (4848)
23 May 08
Hi Minnie ,i have a bread maker,but i always use the plain white bread recipe so im not very much use to you !the bread usually turns out fine,the only thing that i will say is that it tends to go stale quite quickly and I end up toasting it in the end.I once tried a fruit loaf recipe that was in the machine booklet ,but it didnt really seem to come out too well...or rather I wasnt too fond of the recipe.But if you need any basic recipes I still have my bread maker recipe book and could easily help you out with some.
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• United States
23 May 08
Thankfully I wont have any problems with bread getting wasted I have two school aged boys. And well they use lots of bread for lunch.
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@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
24 May 08
i dont have any good tips about bread, i think you need to search in the net minnie. this site can help you. www.albaf.com, those site is lot of idea how to make a bread & other recipe or www.kuwaitflourmills.com
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@mummymo (23709)
24 May 08
I would love a bread machine - I adore fresh made bread - but my other half insists it would just be another appliance taking up space we don not have in the kitchen! He may have a point but it would be worth it for the smell of baking bread even if i never got to eat any! lol Wish I could give you some advice but I am sure others will give you a lot of help! Let me know how it goes ! xxx
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• United States
27 May 08
Oh you have a bread machine at a garage sale recently. I see. I bet you would download some stuff on how to use it and what kinds of recipes would be best for you. When you go online, just search for advices on how to make bread.
@lorelai (1560)
• Italy
28 May 08
Wow a bread machine for $5! That's really great, unfortuantely here where I live there are no garage sales so no such opportunities for me. I really adore home made bread and sometimes I bake it by myself but a bread machine would really be of great help. I usually make the simplest bread with just flour, sugar, salt, yeast water and milk because I like this kind of bread for the most. I bough several James Oliver's books and in several of them there are recipes for bread with different tipes of flour and sifferent herbs. I must admit that since I started making bread fallowing his recipes it always comes out great...the same with pasta for pizza.