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