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Who's got some "bread", man? Some serious "bread"?

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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:18 PM
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I'm not much of a baker, that's the wife's department, but we did inherit a bread machine from my Mom. It's an old Panasonic, but it still works good. I remember when Dad and I bought it for Mom, it was the best one out there.

So anyway, the other night I had a cocktail (or six) and decided to break out the old bread maker. I found some recipe on the interwebz and threw some ingredients in the magic box...I didn't expect much. Well, wow! The next morning I wound up with a perfect loaf of bread even my wife was impressed with! She asked what I did, and I have no idea...I just dumped a bunch of stuff in there and pressed "Start". Even the yeast kind of messed up; there's this yeast dump thing which didn't work, so I wound up adding the yeast to a dough ball. I figured that would surely fail. But it didn't.

Today, I am trying to make a second loaf of bread. I figured my first time was just dumb luck, and I'd never be able to repeat it. This time, I went at the ingredients and measures very scientifically (minus the cocktails). I scrubbed the interwebz and found some tweaks (a little bit more salt and 25% more yeast, etc). So the bread is in 'there', doin' its thang. I made notes of exactly what I did this time, failure or success.

So, Wish me luck. A master baker, I am NOT! (but we do have a whole great big gob of baking flour I bought a while back). If this works out, I do have some other interesting flours like teff and oat which I would like to try.

I have high hopes, but not so high expectations.

That is all.




posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Star and flag for the cocktails. I have never baked any bread in my life but this sounds delicious!

Makin Momma proud!



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Throw a bunch of random materials in your bread machine and see what comes out.

It may be a magic machine and has amazing powers.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk

I have high hopes, but not so high expectations.



You used your loaf and rose to the occasion and great things happen when you yeast expect them to.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I love my bread machine. I made some cinnamon raisin bread this week.

Came out pretty good.




posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:45 PM
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Scripture says that in the end times a loaf of bread will buy a bag of gold, so Im ready for that! I have at least 50 lbs of assorted wheat berries, and an electric grain mill with big mill stones in it. I keep a batch of sour dough starter on hand. I bake in the oven usually, but also have a bread machine that runs off my solar/battery bank too.

There is nothing like the wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Probably why yeast and flour were first to dissappear from shelves here in France.

The stores still sell bread, but the people know what is important.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

I got the 25 lb bag of flour at costco.

Best buy ever.

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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:58 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
Scripture says that in the end times a loaf of bread will buy a bag of gold, so Im ready for that! I have at least 50 lbs of assorted wheat berries, and an electric grain mill with big mill stones in it. I keep a batch of sour dough starter on hand. I bake in the oven usually, but also have a bread machine that runs off my solar/battery bank too.

There is nothing like the wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread


I have a Country Living mill that hasn't had a problem in the 15 years or so that I've owned it.

My neighbor grows wheat, so I'm OK there.

He likes beer so we barter... LOL

Beer yeast is basically bread yeast, although my sourdough is pretty popular in my family.

On the downside, I guess we are not too technologically advanced here.

I'm the bread-maker and my wife is the dishwasher.



To the OP....

THANK you FCD for starting to post in the food/cooking section again!



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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 08:17 PM
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I’ve got an old Panasonic too!
Probably 25 years old.
Is yours a 1 pounder?
I have 1 recipe, basic white bread.


Comes out nice

For large (1 1/2lb.- 2lb.) machine
1 cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

For small (1 lb.) machine
2/3 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup lukewarm milk
2 tablespoons butter or margine
2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
5 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Put all of the ingredients into your machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Program the machine for basic white bread, and press Start.



I substitute honey for the sugar sometimes.
Not sure of the amount though.
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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: spacedoubt

I substitute honey for the sugar sometimes. Not sure of the amount though.


If you are using honey, about half compared to sugar.....



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Mine is a Magic Mill my folks gave me that they used in the early 80's complete with the whole electric bread mixer set up. The mill is super powerful. It has a real big motor on it. I also got a hand crank attachment for it, in case I lose all power



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 08:46 PM
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I'm 5" 9 and about 175.....for now...You guys keep this up and they're gonna have to roll me out the door.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

The old Panasonic appliances were the absolute best quality.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Mine is at least that old, if not more. It's a Panasonic SD-BT65P. Don't know what year, but it's got to be 80's-ish.

I just pulled the loaf and it looks like it came out great. **pause** (decided to get it out of the pan while still warm)

Okay, update...Just pulled it out of the bread pan and it came out flawlessly. Got out the slicer and sliced off a couple pieces and they came out...AWESOME! Add a little French butter, and BOOM!! Even my wife loved it...and she's the baker, and a bread fanatic! Crust is golden crispy all the way around, bread is moist with no holes. I'm shocked!

AND, this time, I wrote down exactly what I did, so this one is in the bank for future use! I'm looking forward to making more, and I want to try some other grains too.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Have some rising as we speak. Pretty much a classic recipe although this time I'm using the maple syrup we made instead of sugar. No idea how it will turn out yet.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:22 PM
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BTW...the recipe I used is...

2.75 Tsp of Active Dry Yeast
1 cup of 110F degree water
3 cups of Heckers Unbleached Flour (all purpose)
1.5 Tsp of Salt
2 Tbs of Cane Sugar
1/4 C Olive oil (not EVOO)

Directions...

1. Add 110 degree water and yeast directly into bread maker pan. Let sit for 10 minutes until foaming.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together and add to the bread pan.

3. Add in Olive Oil

4. Press "start" (for a 'Basic' loaf)

That's it!

Pure Perfection!!



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:29 PM
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Try this for something different.

Make your favorite bread but add Italian herbs to the mix.

Once made, slap a slice of cheese on a slice.

Yummy for your tummy.

P



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

We use it sometimes just to make the dough and make baguette sized breads.

Don't like the square sized brick shape of the machines.

They taste great



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:20 PM
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I just took a look at mine it’s a bt51p.
Circa 1991

I may fire it up tomorrow.
I’ve got a jar of dry yeast in the fridge, it’s about 7 months old. Got everything else. I’ll try your recipe FCD.
Looks like a 1 pound recipe.



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