Here are 5 things you should avoid when measuring flour for a bread recipe. Tips and tricks included to make it easier to measure correctly.
Do you love to bake bread?
Do you have a bread machine or are you thinking about getting one? I hope to convince you to join the rest of us bread machine lovers as we share tips, secrets, and recipes.
Just so you know...
I like to color outside the lines when it comes to using a bread machine. It's a rare day when my bread maker makes bread from beginning to end.
I'm just not crazy about the way it bakes a loaf because of the hole in the bottom, the thick crust, and more. Baking in a bread machine also means I'm limited to one shape--a standard loaf. I prefer to make dinner rolls, sweet rolls in all shapes, and a variety of shaped loaves.
What a bread machine does best:
On the other hand, I have yet to find a superior method for kneading bread than using a bread machine. Maybe Grandma could do it better by hand, but I can't. A stand mixer does a good job, but you have to stand over it. A bread machine will go about its work on the DOUGH cycle while you start your next project.
Where do I begin?
Take a look at one of the most popular posts on this website about 6 Bread Machine Secrets You Need To Know. Then see this post on The Most Important Thing You Should Do When Using a Bread Machine.
When you're ready, I have over 50 bread machine recipes for you to choose from. You can look through them quickly on this post entitled 53 Bread Machine Recipes To Make Any Occasion Special.
What's the most popular bread machine recipe on this website?
Crusty French Bread. It's perfect for beginners.
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