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    Default Bread maker is coming backout now that winter is here.

    Got my bits and pieces and now ready to make all kinds of breads

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    Default Re: Bread maker is coming backout now that winter is here.

    Winter? OMG, it's almost 90 degrees outside!

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    Dang the heat and humidity coulda fooled me! Tonight is a hot and muggy evening. Got all the windows open and sitting at my computer in shorts and teeshirt batting away the mosquitoes. I think I need another shower.
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    I need to get thee to A/C asap. Bring on winter, breadmaker or no breadmaker. I WANT WINTER!

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    We have already had some sleet and frost. There are two wonderful ladies in their eighties in my street. I make the bread for them and have a supply of butter and other bits and pieces.


    Don't forget that I am on the the other side of the world and October is the start of winter for us. Howling gales, sleet and snow, iced pavements.
    I get a Jobaxi/Taxi to take me to the super marrket every week or so. Buy stuf in for the neighbours. We have a joke sharing in it out into our freezer bags.
    Last edited by Barry; October 5th, 2009 at 08:27 PM.

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    **sigh...***

    A fan pushing muggy air ain't helpin'. I'm stickin' my head in the freezer again. I made some mint jelly yesterday and thought I would die over the hot stove. I think I'll just chew the leaves....

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    Barry - you sound like a really good friend to have if a person is a neighbor. Good on you!
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    Gosh I was over in England 2 years ago, oh crap, today!....NOOOOOOO.... I miss the lazy lifestyle of travelling....

    on to my comment.... 2 years ago in Salibury it was in the mid 70's and sunny! Traveling thru Salibury a month later and it was still in the upper 50's and grey. Scotland, tho, was in the 40's on average and horizontal rain about half the time, tho on Thanksgiving day, it was a balmy 35 and mostly.....grey! LOL The next day was beautiful and COLD!

    ah, enough reminiscing...sigh

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    Pour a cup and a half of almost boiling water into the bread machine. Add a walnut of butter cup of bran, one of cooked (and dehydrated) wheatberries, and a cup of porridge oats. Then add two big spoonfuls of powdered milk, one of sugar, a teaspoon of salt, and enough wholewheat and rye flour to make it perfect. Add a packet of ready-mix yeast and punch the start button.


    Bread machines can also be used for making cakes, bar cookies, jams and jellies, pizza dough, and donuts. And homemade playdough.

    PS try this..take out the dough before rising and roll it into snakes and wrap hotdogs into the snakes (think python encircling rabbit), then let rise and bake.

    PPS don't forget brioche

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    Fresh baked bread smells soooo good. I never got tired of it when I lived 5 minutes from a bread factory.

    Winter.... yeah, that ugly beast. Round here, farmers almanac people are sayin we're gonna be in for a lot of snow this year. i can hardly contain my enthusiasm [\sarcasm]

    I find I tend to do a lot of baking in the oven which makes use of the excess heat the thing puts out.

    Fave fun with the bread!
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    I make a few croissants and pop them in the bread maker, then put the time switch on so they are gorgeous for when I get up. Then I put the bread in. There are no preservatives in the bread mix,
    so the loaves don't
    last as long as store bought ones.

    Two of my neighbours are in their late 80's and both are named Eileen. To avoid confusion we call one Queenie. They get the first two loaves with a warning to let them cool in case they get indigestion. lol I know they don't heed my warning.

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    PK loves making all kinds of breads.

    I love the ones with the NUTS! ha ha ha

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    I know I am going to spell this wrong Auntie Lynn but I drop a home made loaf off at the Presbertary (priiests house) next to the church. I pass Sommerfield supermarket and get them some butter.

    They get a few homeless people calling there and Agnes the housekeeper will not send them away without something to eat.
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    Nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked bread! Slathered with sweet, creamy butter when it's hot and fresh. Mmmm. Haven't gotten the knack of baking yeast breads via the oven but we've been using our Zujirushi (I think the best on the market) for years. DH does the breads and rolls, also sweet rolls like cinnamon rolls. I do the non-yeast type breads and biscuits in the oven. Very rarely do I buy store-bought bread and rolls.

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    I have a bread maker that makes 1.5 lb loaves. Almost all recipes are for for 2 lb loaves. It's such a pain to have to adjust the recipe, so I usually make the same thing over and over.

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    I once bought a bread maker as a Christmas gift for my Mom. She never used it. In fact, she was astonished that someone actually invented such a thing. She said: Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a loaf at the grocery store?

    [By the way, my Mom was really a great cook. She would spend the better part of a day making a large batch of maki sushi, which really involves a lot of work. She just wasn't much of a bread person; she was more of a rice person.]

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    Sometimes we are snowed in and can't get to a store. This time of year the bread maker is essential. By no means am I an expert at using it ! but I am learning and the aroma throughout the house is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharilyn View Post
    I have a bread maker that makes 1.5 lb loaves. Almost all recipes are for for 2 lb loaves. It's such a pain to have to adjust the recipe, so I usually make the same thing over and over.
    Try this...mix together all of the dry ingredients and put them into a tupperware container along with a packet of yeast...make several at a time...then all you have to do is put the liquids and fat into the machine, add the premeasured mix, the yeast, turn it on, adjust the flour, and Voila! Almost instant bread.

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    Default Re: Bread maker is coming backout now that winter is here.

    Barry, could you please explain about the croissants in the bread machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieMisajon View Post
    Barry, could you please explain about the croissants in the bread machine?
    I was wondering about that also. To do rolls, I have to proof it first in the machine then continue the process for rolls. How do you do something as delicate as croissants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btwnc2c View Post
    I was wondering about that also. To do rolls, I have to proof it first in the machine then continue the process for rolls. How do you do something as delicate as croissants?

    There was a small book which came with the bread machine. For croissants you make the dough and leave it. They are best puting in the oven later but will work in the bread server.
    I haven't mastered any of these cake mixtures yet ! Had a few disaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kungpao View Post
    Fresh baked bread smells soooo good. I never got tired of it when I lived 5 minutes from a bread factory.

    I once read somewhere that the smell of baking bread was cancerous.
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    I STILL don't understand about the croissants.

    Could you post the recipe and the instructions, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieMisajon View Post
    I STILL don't understand about the croissants.

    Could you post the recipe and the instructions, please?

    Ingredients

    1kg flour
    sugar
    1egg
    salt
    Dried skimmed milk and water
    Large nob of unsalted butter

    I mix it in the Bread Mixer


    To Cook...

    Put the dough in the fridge for an hour and then fold it top to bottom with your hands.
    •about 20 minutes.
    Shape it.
    •about 20 minutes. •Now bake it for about 20 minutes till golden brown.



    Tip,,, dough is best left in the fridge,,,, I usually leave mine overnight. It doesn't take long to brown it in the morning. A sprinkle of granulated sugar.
    Last edited by Barry; October 7th, 2009 at 04:10 AM.

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    I need to send you a real French pastry cookbook.

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