Gifts In A Jar - Bread Machine Mix

United States
February 14, 2007 9:10pm CST
I love my bread machine! I have never purchased commercial bread mix for it. I see alot of different kinds are available but they are so expensive! Have you noticed? They are so easy to make and frugal as gifts. Are you giving a bread machine for a wedding, Christmas, or birthday gift? Why not add some homemade mixes with it? That will make this a much more personal gift. Better yet, save some money and make the mixes for yourself. Bring back the "homemade bread". This can also be made for your own personal use. It is great to always have it on hand. Mixes are so convient and homemade mixes are just plain better than commercial. Enjoy! BREAD MACHINE MIX 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dry milk 3 1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 cup wheat flour Mix salt, sugar, dry milk, and flours. Divide into two jars. Makes 2 gifts. Don't forget to Attach this to each jar: Bread Machine Mix Add the contents of jar to bread machine in the order suggested by machine manufacturer along with: 2/3 cup water or milk 1 tablespoon oil, butter or shortening 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast or 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have been thinking about buying a bread machine and was wondering if it was worth it, if the bread was hard to make and if it was good. What do you think ? How long have you been using yours ? How long does it take to make the bread ? Thank you in advance for your answers
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I really cant remember when I purchased my first bread machine. I know it has been over 9 years ago. I love mine and even purchased both my daughters one. I have tons of recipes to use with it from cakes to doughs and breads. The bread machine should come with a recipe book to get you going. Bread machines make different sizes of loaves of bread. My current one makes a 2LB loaf. A 1 1/2 LB loaf is just not big enough. I suggest you get one that makes a 2 pound loaf. you can always make a smaller loaf if you want but if your machine only makes 1 1/2 you cant make it any larger. I even make my pizza dough in mine. I love it.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
22 Mar 10
well it was about time, after 4 years of thinking about it, we finally got one! I am so excited to try it....
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
15 Feb 07
I myself don't make my own bread, I try and not eat too much of it so the bread I do eat is packed with all the right grains and stuff but I am going to print this one out for a friend as they love to make their own bread....thanks again.
• United States
16 Feb 07
You can pack up your own grains and seeds if you make it yourself. I do it all the time. It's quite good.
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I've never purchased bread mix for the same reason...too expensive and usually they have lots of additives. This is a nice simple mix to have on hand...thanks.
• United States
16 Feb 07
You picked a fine time to tell me Lucille! I sold my bread machine at my yard sale last summer! This is fantastic though and I'm sure a lot of others are going to love it~Donna
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Thank you for the receipe and input of your ideas. I love my bread machine. I use mixes rarely. I use my own receipes 99% of the time. In fact, I have posted a lot of them this week. You may want to look at them.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Thanks much for this one, I have a bread machine and sometimes don't want to gather my materials. Now I can have some of these on hand and it will help alot. Appreciate once again the sharing of these recipes that you bring to MyLo!
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks for this I have a bread machine but hardly ever use it because I hate to pay so much for the mixes. I will try this probably this weekend. Thanks again.
@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thank you for the great recipe! I love using my bread machine, but you're right, the boxed mixes are just too expensive for a loaf of bread! Thanks again!