Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breadmaker Bread

Friday night we were hanging out at my Aunt Jen's. I made banana bread and my mom mentioned how I wanted a breadmaker. Aunt Jen says "Really? Look in that cabinet there." I pull out a breadmaker, along with a pound of dust. xP I wiped it down and took it home. SO, now I've got this bread maker to use!

I tried it out last night. What I got was a good looking, great smelling, perfectly square loaf of bread. I cut off a piece and ate it. It might look and smell good, but it's not like the homemade bread of my childhood that was so good I could eat it with nothing on it. There's nothing wrong with this bread, I just didn't like the taste very much.

I am going to experiment with different recipes, and hopefully find one I like! Plus I am going to get some wheat flour. All the times I've made bread I've never been able to make homemade wheat bread because my mom hates it. It won't be 100% wheat bread, only about half so it isn't so heavy.

If anyone has a good recipe I'd love to hear them!


  1. yes, breadmaker bread does not taste quite the same does it. Kitchen Aide as some decent recipes that might be online.

    What's your banana bread recipe?! sounds heavenly!

  2. How wonderful!!
    You might want to get a copy of the Tassahara Bread book!! Delightful recipes from a Buddhist monk who makes bread daily - with lots of WW! This is for 'regular' bread, but you could experiment for the machine!

    Their basic bread begins with a 'sponge' that you let rise ~ 45 min before adding the other ingredients. This is for 2 loaves, so you could cut by half for bread machine - do use at least 1 Tbsp yeast :)
    3 c warm water (slightly warm - test by dripping on your wrist, like milk for a baby :)
    1 1/2 Tbsp dry yeast
    2 Tbsp - 1/4 C sweetning (honey, molasses, brown sugar - agave nectar is a fav of mine - you'd use 2 Tbsp of that!)
    4 C ww bread flour ('can substitute 1 or more C unbleached white flour if you want)
    (What I've often done is put the yeast, a Tbsp of sweetening, 1/4 C of flour in a cup of warm water to rise for 15-20 minutes, then mix with the rest)
    2-4 tsp salt
    1/2 C oil (I'd use coconut, natch :)
    3 -4 C ww flour. (again, could be part white)
    You can substite/add a number of things, rolled oats, an egg, powdered milk, other flours (1 C rye, 1/2 C coconut, flax, sunflower, sesame seeds, sprouted wheat, etc)

  3. Oh! What a wonderful bread making adventure you are embarking on! Full of exciting twists and turns and delicious results :)So awesome! You asked and received :)

  4. One of my favorite sites is The Hillbilly Housewife. She's got a TON of great recipes, including a list of bread machine recipes. Here's the link:

    Just scroll down past "breads" and you'll find it.

  5. The power of the Universe is strong, isn't it?

    I can smell the bread baking right now. :)

  6. I haven't got a bread maker but would love one.. I hear the bread is delicious! lucky you to get one for free!

    sorry I haven't visited.. I keep trying to get back into the swing of things and then get sidetracked.. but hopefully I am back for good now.. blessings to you!