What adjustments, if any, need to be made to a "regular" bread recipe to use it in a bread machine instead? The recipe booklet that came with my bread machine does not have a recipe for oatmeal bread; I would like to make some. However, the only oatmeal bread recipe I have is for the "old-fashioned method." Do I need to make any changes, or can I just shove it straight across into the machine? Thanks, folks.
Thanks, but the recipe I have makes a scrumptious bread..I wasn't looking for a recipe, just whether or not I needed to shuffle anything around with the quantity of things like sugar or flour to use that recipe in the bread machine.
Ya know, that is a good question....Seems to me if the ingredients are all the same ingredients (except the oatmeal) or at least similar type ingredients that you have used in the machine before, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Would it harm the machine if you gave it a try? If it were me, I would just go for it and see if it works. I have never heard of oatmeal bread..it sounds wonderful!
Oatmeal bread takes me back to my childhood, visiting a great-aunt who used to make it. It is on the sweet side, but is not a sweet bread (i.e. not like banana or pumpkin bread); it has a bit of a nutty flavor, but very subtle. I love oatmeal bread, but the commercial varieties are too high in salt for my husband's extreme low-sodium diet, so I wanted to revive this old recipe. Thanks for your input. I think I will give it a try. I don't see how it could possibly harm the machine; I just thought it was possible it wouldn't rise or bake properly, if the liquid/dry balance might be different. But, what the heck--"nothing ventured; nothing gained." (Ack...I hate clichés, I really do!)
I use regular recipes in my bread machine quite often. They always turn out just fine! I see no reason why your oatmeal bread recipe wouldn't work in a bread machine. I say just go for it! The only thing you have to lose is the ingredients used if it doesn't turn out. Good luck!