Got the bread machine going again. My plans for my doughs. What would you plan?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 4, 2009 6:35am CST
#1, this morning, fried bread dough. #2, either rye or the stuff that needs rye, but the call it something else, darn, I can't think of it, but you can't get the real stuff any more in stores usually because it's dyed. #3, whole wheat bread #4, jelly roll, probably put different jellies in it So whether or not you have a bread machine and/or can make bread without a machine, if you were planning on making dough, what would your plans be?
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@peavey (16473)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I've never used a bread machine because I enjoy making bread by hand. If I were going to bake today, I'd make loaf bread, then probably some dinner rolls, and maybe some cinnamon rolls. I usually use freshly milled wheat or spelt, but rye is a favorite here. I make a lot of flours from what I have, like barley, bean, oat and so on.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I'm not any good at kneading bread, I might have been before my tendancy toward ganglion cysts on my wrists. So I envy you,you've very talented Peavey. My original wild food instructor, Linda Runyon would be proud of you, making so many flours of your own. Do you have a flour mill or do you do that some other way? I have tried many times to make cinnamon rolls and they turn out awful. I will try with the bread machine and see if I do any better. I certainly hope so. I love soft, gooey, cinnamony rolls, but I get hard, chewy, miserable, barely edible stuff. Hense, bread machine. I hope you do get a chance to make some bread soon, thanks and take care.
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@peavey (16473)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I have a Vitamix that I use to mill the flours. I used to use a hand mill but that got to be too much, now I'm lazy. :) The Vitamix can mill a cup of flour in about a minute, compared to an hour doing it by hand (for me, anyway). I'm not the best at making cinnamon rolls, either, but I eat them. I was told that I'm too stingy with butter, sugar and cinnamon. I keep thinking that the next batch will be better! LOL
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Oct 09
The vitamix sounds cool. Barley, bean, and oat sound neat for flours. There are wild flours, too. Like cattail pollen can be used with other regular flours, clover leaf, and others. The cat tail pollen, just shake the heads into a bag and the pollen can be mixed half and half with flour to make sunshine pancakes. clover leaf, dry and powder, mostly used to flavor or color, neat thing to add to rolls for St. Pat's day.In the back of the Peterson Field Guides Edible Wild Plants, are many plants and even trees that are listed as producing flour. Like Spruce, pines, birches and balsam-usually the inner bark, dried and powdered or maybe ground. Haven't used those, mostly clover.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I see your bread machine ideas now, not going to take mine out until I'm done with the diet...
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Yes, and what will you bake?
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
4 Oct 09
it'll probably stay put up for some time to come, if the roomie gets the bypass, I don't want to tempt her with the bread - the smell can drive a sane person crazy!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Oct 09
That is very, very true, bread baking is the best smell in the world, but it really makes the stomach juices go.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
6 Oct 09
The word you want is probably pumpernickel. I would be making herbed cottage cheese bread or sweet cottage cheese bread with dried fruit. Can you tell that cottage cheese bread is now my favorite bread to make int the bread machine? I have dried blueberries, cranberries and nuts on hand and that would be yummy. I just need to be home long enough to do it.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Yes, the word is pumpernickel! Thank you thank you. Since I hit menopause, it should be called memory a- pause because I know I know words, but I can't locate them. All those sound good!
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• United States
5 Oct 09
Hi, Edge! I haven't used mine in years because I find it difficult to eat, but just this morning, a friend gave me a recipe for a melt-away sweet bread that I plan to try. It's based on whole wheat, with lots of honey and cinnamon.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Oct 09
That sounds really, really good, I hope you can eat it. Take care and good luck.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I need to get mine out again. I love homemade bread. Warm with butter!!! Better than most candys! But that is my weakness... can't eat all that bread! But I like the recipe for cheese bread.. you drop a cup of shredded cheese in the dough and it bakes inside... YUMMY!!! I also do pizza dough which is really good and of course the white bread! I should do the cinnamon rolls dough...my problem is my kitchen is so small now, that I have a hard time doing much of anything as I just don't have "space" that I am used to having, and haven't figured out how to get around it!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Our bread machine is on top of our microwave. Surprized it doesn't cave it in, but darn thing is stronger than I thought. Were going to put it in the middle of the stove, but no electric outlet. But I hear you. OOO, the cheese bread sounds good. I want to do pizza dough. Yeah. Like candy. I want to bring a few loaves to pot lucks, too. Have fun and hope you solve your space problem.
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• United States
4 Oct 09
I am going to try my hand at whole grain breads. My cooking habits have changed and I now look for recipes that have high fiber. Bread is something that I have always enjoyed baking. However, I do not use a bread machine. I do have a stand mixer that has dough hooks for kneading. I cannot knead bread dough with my hands. Carpal tunnel would kick in big time if I did!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Whole grains, that's a good idea. I like yeast for them much better than baking powder or baking soda. I like those dough hooks for kneading, but I couldn't afford those machines. My bread machine and book only cost $5, they were going to charge 10, but changed it to lower, end of yard sale day.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I dont own a bread machine and never have though my husband has mentioned in the past that it would be more logical for me to use one due to physical issues the past few yrs....I personally LOVE making bread the old fashioned way ya know..and actually just last week I was thinkin I should start making homemade breads again...now that the cooler weather is here..I think the fav in this house is "Magic Bread" (which is basically just a herbed bread) and of course white bread..
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Herbed bread sounds yummy. I'm taking suggestions for what to make after these. So what herbs are in your bread?
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
5 Oct 09
O.K....YOU did it to me, I will have to haul out the Bread Machine, make some dough, so that I can have some fried bread! It's a must, now that you conjured up those memories. When my son is coming home...I make his favourites which is Cottage Cheese/Dill bread, or Aged Cheddar/Salsa Bread! I love Multigrain/seed bread, but with Diverticulitis...I cannot have any seeds. Found an article, if you can believe it, a Thai Cooking Magazine, news section that there are tremendous benefits to dehydrating Grape skins, put them in the processor and add to bread, reducing flour! There is a bakery in Ontario, run by two brothers, and they go to the Local Winery, collect the skins, dehydrate them...and replace all flour! Their answer to a gluten-free diet. Amazing..eh? Cheers!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I've never made any of those breads, but they sound delicious. I used to make a sour dough, honey, shredded wheat, walnuts, sunflower seed bread that people went crazy over. Even people who hate real food and won't eat shredded wheat! I know someone with celiac disease who can't have gluten, so this is grape skins stuff is interesting. We have a winery 5 miles (if that) from my home. You're giving me ideas. My husband won't like this. When I get ideas that take up room in our house. . .. OH well, grape skins to everyone! Yes, that truly is amazing.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I kept a sour dough starter going for 10 months and yeah, refridge each time in-between, summer came and it turned pink and smell horrible. My Aunt told me to freeze it for summer. But I found the sour dough became too sour for me. So I haven't got back to it. If I want, it isn't that hard to start one again and just use it once in awhile or if I want a quick simulation, throw some vinegar in a bread. You might find Peavey's answer (number 6 just above you) interesting and helpful.
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• United States
1 Nov 09
I don't have a bread machine but I've made bread. If I were going to make bread today I'd make wheat because it's so useful. However, I'd love to have fried bread again. I lived for a number of years on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina where I had some wonderful fried bread. Later I lived in New Mexico where I also ate wonderful bread made by Navajos. I tried making it once and it wasn't any good. Anyway, this discussion is making me nostalgic. Good for you for making bread!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 09
I've only had fried bread dough and made fried bread dough like you get at the fairs. Never had fried dough like any Native Americans make. Bet it's good. Have you had fair bread dough? Just wondering how different they are from each other. Sounds good. Good that you can make it without a machine. Too bad the Cherokee and/or Navajo bread you tried to make didn't come out very well. Was the oil/pan/rock/whatever hot enough?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I have a bread machine that I've never used...just haven't gotten around to it. I prefer to make bread by hand, when I make it. Our favorite is a kind I make that's kind of crisp on the outside and really soft on the inside. I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head and I haven't made it in a long time...however, with winter almost here, I'll be making it for sure. [b]!!Happy Halloween!! ~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Oct 09
Oh that sounds like a wonderful bread! There is a Polish Peasant bread that is made in some stores that sounds like it up here. My hands are pretty shot and I'm having all I can do to answer on Mylot these days, so I need the bread machine to knead things for me. Wish I could do bread by hand. If you remember what kind of bread it is, let us know. Thanks and take care.