Bread Machine Woes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by rodriguezpoultry, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    So, today was my first day to attempt my bread machine...

    Fiasco from the get-go.

    I didn't realize there was an actual "dough" setting on it, so I pushed "sweet" in order to get it to mix my chocolate chips into the dough when kneading. So, it's heating up as I'm pouring the chips in there...

    winds up, I put the entire pan in the machine wrong so it's rocking and rolling when kneading. Great! So I decide to make 2 loaves, put one in the oven and start a second one.

    The second one I'm doing now, after cleaning the pan that goes in the machine. Get all the ingredients in there...and realize I forgot to put the paddle in.

    Forget it! I'm putting the paddle in there, even though I've already put the yeast in!!!!

    So, it's clacking, I'm fuming and hoping that the paddle doesn't wind up melting when the second loaf starts cooking....
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Ha, that sounds like me. I have one that was given to me by my DD. It was left at her house when she had a roommate, and now it's here. Been thinking about seeing what all it can do. Still can't imagine bread cooking in there?? Have you tried googling the company that made yours, see if they have a website, and maybe directions for your model?? Guess I'd best do the same, I don't even know if all the parts are here! [​IMG] Good luck with yours.
     
  3. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Debbi's right - look for the manufacturer's website - it's amazing how many companies have their old owners manuals online. Half my gadgets I bought used and either it didn't come with the manual or I lost it.
    Amazing how good things work when you follow the instructions (duoh !!).
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    That's the thing....I did follow the instructions. But, there was no recipe for the chocolate chip bread. The second recipe definitely looks better, but I left it in the machine instead of taking it out for the oven.

    Is there any way to cook bread that's been in the machine and putting it in the oven? What temp does it need to be? The time?


    How long does cooked bread last? (Trying to find out when I need to start baking the loaves for the family gifts...)
     
  5. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use mine all the time on the dough cycle because I don't like the look of the machine breads. The dough cycle on mine mixes, does the first rise and then kneads again to knock it down. I then take it out and put the dough in a loaf pan and let it rise and bake. I looked at numerous recipes to determine temps and time to bake. After a few tries I've got it down to an art. I usuall bake at 350 and just watch it until it looks done. Sometimes if unsure I insert a tooth pick to test it. Homemade breads freeze good to. You also can take the dough out of the machine and shape into a log after the dough cycle, freeze it and them when you want to use it. Just put it in the pan frozen let it thaw and rise. This works great for me.

    I couldn't tell you how long it will last for gifts. My family usully eats it right out of the oven. I have a hard time keeping any of it. I usually bake mine the day before gifting or the same day.

    Hope this helps some!

    Merry Christmas!
     

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