Curious about bread machines? Or maybe you have one you don’t use, but would like to be inspired? Check out the list of tutorial-type posts listed below where I share lots of tips and tricks. Then, pick out a recipe and give it a shot.
I am in love with my bread machine. If you have one but don’t use it, I hope I can inspire you to dust it off and give it another try.
My unconventional use of bread machines…
Bread machines are good, but they don’t have brains.
I only use a bread machine for what it does best: mixing and kneading the dough. After the first rise (the end of the dough cycle), I pull the dough out of the machine, shape it, let it rise, and bake it in my conventional oven.
This gives me more control over the final product and flexibility with the shape. It’s the best of both worlds.
Do you want to know more about using a bread machine?
Check out these posts you can read for answers to your questions:
5 Surprising Reasons I Don't Bake Bread in My Bread Machine (But I Use It All the Time)
Are you l
ooking for a bread machine recipe?
Here’s a sample of some favorites:
Baked Corn Dogs or Cornbread Twists
A hot dog wrapped with a yeasty cornbread dough or make the same dough and twist the strips into cornsticks to go with a hearty soup like chili or stew.
Crusty French Bread (Mixed in a Bread Machine)
A simple, crusty French bread you can mix up in your bread machine and bake in the oven for the freshest bread ever
My Favorite Dinner Rolls--Updated
These homemade rolls are everything you could want in a dinner roll: light, airy, flavorful, and versatile. Plus, thanks to a Tangzhong-inspired modification, they stay fresh for 2-3 days with no preservatives
Bread Machine Ciabatta
Because ciabatta starts life as a very slack and sticky dough, the bread machine is a useful tool to mix and knead the dough. Make the biga by adding the first three ingredients listed below to your bread machine at least 12 hours ahead of time. This is a sort of "starter" that will contribute flavor and a hole-y texture to your bread.
How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with the Tangzhong Technique
These cinnamon rolls are so soft, flaky, buttery, and ooey-gooey, they probably won't last more than one day. But if you have leftovers, you'll be surprised how yummy they are.