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All posts tagged Baking

Delicious, slightly warm, or at room temperature, this Brazilian Cornmeal Cake is similar in texture to cornbread, only sweeter and moister instead. Try it and let me know what you think. Read more
A vegetarian twist on the classic French recipequiche Lorraine, this cheese and leek quiche is rich and flavourful. A fast,surprisingly good quiche “leekraine” that makes a great centrepiece at any time of year. Read more
Moist, easy to slice, and 100% whole wheat, this bread uses orange juice for part of the liquid, which neutralizes any potential bitter taste of whole wheat. This Orange Whole Wheat Bread is exceptional. In addition to being delicious, it makes the house smell amazing the whole time it is cooking! Read more
Egyptian goulash is a hearty, filling meal that kids and adults both will enjoy. A savoury pastry you can not stop eating! The phyllo dough is so flavourful, flaky yet crispy and buttery. It is easy, quick, tastes yummy and looks fantastic. Leftovers taste great! Read more
Arracacha bun is soft like a cloud. A fluffy golden bread full of flavour! Make this recipe for breakfast, brunch or afternoon snacks or for the school lunchbox! Read more
You may go to the Outback Steakhouse for the red meat, but the wonderful dark bread, served before the food arrives, is definitely a highlight of the meal. Luckily, you can make your own loaf at home. I’m pretty sure you’re going to love my Outback bread copycat recipe! Read more
The best part about this dish, unlike a traditional soufflé, is that it’s incredibly easy to make; you don’t have to whip up any egg whites. All you do is boil the carrots until tender, purée them in a food processor or blender with the other ingredients, pour the mixture into a casserole dish and bake. It has everything you love about soufflés: an airy, delicate texture that almost melts in your mouth, and, of course, the sweetness and vivid colour of carrots. Read more

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 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 that 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 bit intimidating, I encourage you to try it. It may seem intimidating at first, and the various steps take a bit of time to learn, but overall, it is straightforward. 

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 Bread Recipes.

If you’ve been using your bread machine for baking 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 are 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. Each ingredient performs a specific job like each musical instrument, and each lends a special flavour 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 Recipes, and your recipe doesn’t specify which one to use. It will also help understand 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

Finish the crust, the special touch for Homemade Bread, and leave 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 add a boost of flavour and enhance the bread’s appearance. 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 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 bread machine’s hallmark 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 specialty shape, so 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)


* Content and images based on Sunbeam CKSBBR9050-033 Bread Maker User Manual Retrieved from https://www.sunbeam.ca/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-sunbeam-ca-Library/default/dw500b4350/documents/instruction-manuals/CKSBBR9050-033.pdf

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