All posts tagged Breadmaking

This easy to make Raisin Walnut Bread is so delicious, with a crispy crust jeweled with raisins and toasty crunchy chunks of walnuts to boost.

The dough on the inside is soft and moist; a perfect contrast with all the crunchies.

This slightly sweet bread goes extremely well with fresh goats’ cheese, cottage cheese or cream cheese.

It’s wonderful plain sliced right off the loaf, and it makes fabulous toast – both are outstanding, but I think toasting it allows the flavors to really explode. Whichever way you like it, homemade raisin walnut bread is a top-notch choice.

This last time I’ve made it my friends could not stop raving about how good it was.

 

I love this whole-wheat and yogurt bread because it makes a pretty loaf with a great texture.

Try it if you like a soft perfect crumb bread. It’s not at all heavy… in spite of the whole-wheat flour. It satisfies who loves a soft white wanting something with more hearty ingredients and better chew.

Excellent recipe for breakfast. It’s very easy.

 

This brown bread recipe using bread flour, whole wheat flour, and cornmeal is simply amazing!

It’s mildly sweet, soft and delicious, with hints of molasses. Sooo yummy!

This bread gets some brown color from the molasses.

It’s similar to the wonderful dark bread served at the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant chain.

I hope you love it as much as we do.

 

If you’ve ever tried potato bread, you know that the addition of mashed potatoes makes for some nice, soft bread because potatoes tend to make bread rise a little fluffier and softer.

Potato Bread made with instant potato flakes and dry milk means you don’t have to spend time peeling and cutting potatoes or wait for leftover mashed potatoes to make it.

 

Yuca bread is made from the Yuca purée (or mash). A yuca mash is mixed into the dough, giving it a silky texture. This results in very soft, light and smooth tasting bread. Although the yuca root is starchy and sticky, the bread isn’t. It’s fluffy on the outside and light on the inside.

Yuca (a.k.a. Cassava, Manioc or Mandioca) is a versatile root (a tuber) that is found in both the fresh or frozen sections of large grocery stores. It is a white tuber with a thick, waxy skin. The plant is native to Brazil but has been adopted by cultures around the globe from Thailand to Costa Rica.

Yuca when dried to a powdery (or pearly) extract, is called tapioca. Also try those recipes here using tapioca flour (or starch).

 

A good and substantial rye bread can be prepared with or without caraway seed* (cumin/seasoning) depending on your taste. My family doesn’t like caraway seeds so they were kept out. Why not give it a try and see if you like it?

Rye has a bit of a reputation as a baking bad boy due to its low gluten content which makes for a heavier and denser loaf but, I like it made with a mixture of white bread flour and rye so it isn’t too heavy, but you can change the proportions, if you prefer a darker loaf – you may need to add extra water if using more rye. Homemade rye bread can be quite a challenge, so just remember that you’re never going to get a fluffy, airy result using just rye.

 

To those of you who are curious about bread machines or already have a machine but rarely use it, this post is for you.

Everybody knows that I love to bake homemade bread from scratch. Using a bread machine it couldn’t be easier and it makes some fantastic bread! A bread machine combines convenience with flexibility. If you enjoy a fresh loaf of bread, but don’t have the time or space to bake from scratch, a bread machine is for you.

If you’ve tried to use a bread machine without success, consider that bread-making is a skill which usually improves with practice. Expect some failures in the beginning. However, I predict fewer fails with a bread machine than mixing by hand. Just don’t give up. Keep trying if you are just starting your home bread making adventures.

Or if you have never baked homemade bread before, and find the instructions a wee bit intimidating, I encourage you to try it. It may seem intimidating at first and the various steps do take a bit of time to learn, but overall, it is truly easy. 

The simplest way to learn how to bake bread is to follow a basic recipe. Try Fast2eat Bread Recipes, they are kind of foolproof 😉 really easy and the loaves of bread are delicious. If you already have a bread machine collecting dust, get it out and try Fast2eat Foolproof Bread Recipes.

If you’ve been using your bread machine to bake bread you’ve no doubt discovered the range and breadth of great loaves of bread you can make. The aroma that this bread creates as it bakes is absolutely heavenly.

Bread machines enable people to enjoy the pleasure of freshly baked bread with less effort. The aroma and taste of fresh-baked bread is hard to match. Traditional homemade bread requires hours of preparation and hands-on attention from start to finish. A bread machine mixes, kneads, and bakes the dough. It is like a miniature oven that makes a single loaf of bread.

This guide will help you make great bread.

Using a Bread Maker Tips and Hints

While bread machines offer freshly baked bread at the push of a button there are special hints to ensuring quality bread almost every time.

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Basic Ingredients

Like the instruments in an orchestra, the ingredients in basic bread are very simple: flour, sugar, salt, a liquid (such as water or milk), possibly a fat (such as butter or oil) and yeast. And, like each musical instrument, each ingredient performs a specific job, and each lends a special flavor to the final masterpiece. That’s why it’s important to use the right ingredients in exactly the right proportions to ensure you get the most delicious results!

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Basic steps of Bread maker Functions

It is easy to create special recipes without a lot of time and effort. Just refer to the relative recipe and follow this basic process.

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Bread Maker Cycles Settings

Your bread maker can bake almost any kind of bread. Bread machines are really helpful and great appliances. However, sometimes all the cycles can be confusing and it’s difficult to know which one to use for a particular recipe.

Fast2eat Bread Recipes clearly show you which setting you should use.

This post will help you select the correct cycle if you are not following a Fast2eat Bread Recipe and your recipe doesn’t specify which one to use. It will also help understanding the most common bread machine cycles and settings which are explained here for quick reference.

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Troubleshooting Bread Making Difficulty

This isn’t about making baking scary! It’s all part of the learning process. Although Fast2eat Bread Recipes  are kind of foolproof 😉 difficulties may happen, therefore, let’s talk about common Bread Machine difficulties with possible solutions.

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Finishing the Crust – glazes, washes, and toppings

Finishing the crust, the special touch for Homemade Bread, that leaves it so yummy with a beautiful appearance!

Although glazes and toppings are often optional ingredients, that I usually omit, from sheer lack of time, they do add a boost of flavor and enhance the appearance of the bread. They add flavour, affect the look, taste, and crunch of the crust, provide an attractive finish on the bread, and add moisture.

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Taking Care of Your Bread Maker

Are you making sure your bread machine is functioning at its best?

Routine maintenance is actually fairly simple and should be done frequently. Maybe that’s why we’re sometimes tempted to neglect it. In fact, routine cleaning of the machine should occur after each new loaf is baked.

Here are some basic steps to routinely do to keep your bread machine baking at its best.

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Bread Maker Important Safeguards

It’s maybe boring but it’s also important to take some safety precautions.

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Dough Instructions

Bread machines are ultra-convenient, but those towering loaves that are the hallmark of the bread machine can sometimes be unwelcome. Some people don’t like it because of the shape when baked in a bread machine, or the holes in the bottom where the blades were, or they want dinner rolls or some kind of specialty shape so actually baking in a bread machine is not a choice.

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Just so you know, I don’t work for any bread machine companies or receive any perks for talking about them.


* (“Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” Source: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)

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* Content and images based on Sunbeam and Oster CKSBBR9050-033 Bread Maker User Manual Retrieved from http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/4/4d6633cb-086c-4456-b7d7-5abde3447520.pdf

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