- Food and Cooking
What Is The Best Bread Maker?
Selecting A Great Bread Maker
I remember the smells in my grandmother's kitchen when I was a child, freshly baked cookies, baked pies and much more. But the smell of freshly baked bread was always recognizable and on the top of my favorites list!
Grandmothers baking bread the old fashioned way has given way to the modern age and the bread baking machine. However not all have taken on the machine, you can still find many bakers at work in the kitchen preparing recipes that were handed down from generation to generation.
If you are looking for a good bread maker I have taken the time to select some of the best in the market place, because as the old adage states "you get what you pay for".
Quick Rise vs Yeast Breads
Comparison between the two.
Quick rise breads usually feature some type of chemical leavening while yeast breads are leavened by carbon dioxide gas from the activated yeast.
The down side to yeast dough is that it requires time to rise, however it requires nothing on your part just select a warm area in the kitchen and the dough will do the rest.
Bread Has Stood The Test Of Time
From the beginning.
Since ancient times bread was referred to as the "staff of life" especially in the Western world.
Hardly a meal is serviced without some type of bread being offered.
Almost every resturant features bread as a pre meal offering and then there are all the spreads the list goes on forever...
Not to metion all the condiments that go with making a sandwich!
Bread Machine Recipe
Easy to use recipe!
What you will need:
One cup of warm water 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 45 degrees Celsius.
Two tablespoons of white sugar.
One .25 ounce package of bread machine yeast.
Â¼ cup of vegetable oil.
Three cups of bread flour.
One teaspoon of salt.
What to do with it:
Take yeast, water and sugar and place in the bread maker pan.
Stand by while the yeast dissolves and foams at the mouth like a rabid dog (just kidding) it should be ready in about ten minutes.
Now add your flour, salt and oil to the yeast.
Select the basic bread setting on your bread machine and press start.
Get the butter/jam/peanut butter ready to consume.
Finally Express Ship me some bread :)
Some Tips For The Bread Machine Beginner
Just starting to bake bread?
If you are a rookie at bread making with a machine start out with something simple like pizza dough.
When just starting out stick to the ingredient list avoid substitutes until you have some projects under your belt.
Don't be afraid to open the lid and check out the process as it is going, you may avert a complete failure. If your dough is too moist it will be like a soup so add some flour (a little at a time). If your dough is too dry it may not form a ball that is too dry and not tacky like it should be, add some water.
Make use of the dough cycle to mix the ingredients.
Purchase some high quality bake ware accessories like pizza pans, dough scraper, loaf pans and more.
Remember your dough will not rise properly in a cool house it needs to be in a warm area.