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Any ladies who use a bread machine have any tips for me??

I bought one last fall and I tried making a dozen or so loaves and not one of them turned out very good. I just went to the King Arthur website and found some really great tips but I'd love to hear more you.


Asked by FeelinYummy at 11:42 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • The water temperature has to be lukewarm, not hot.

    Measurements have to be exact. Do not cut back on sugar or salt, since they feed & control the yeast growth.

    You should use bread flour, although I've had tremendous luck with using unbleached flour.

    I have two bread machines and make all of bread. I have plenty of recipes to share! You can also join the Bread Machine Moms group here on CM.


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:57 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I've never had good bread machine bread. it's always very dense and dry. If you want, here is a very easy french bread recipe.

    It's not too time consuming and it's pretty forgiving.

    Answer by Saya at 7:12 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Thank you so much michiganmom!!!! I'm checking out your group right now! :)

    Comment by FeelinYummy (original poster) at 7:59 PM on Oct. 2, 2010