I do not hve a bread maker... but I do love bread tooooo much. I really have to limit myself with bread. I get that you can make it with whole grains and all, but is it more calories and fat than regular bread?
I do not think there are words to describe how much I love my breadmaker. It is like having my very own tiny Amish person in my kitchen. I have made fresh cinnamon buns, cheese bread, and now it is making pizza dough so we can make homenade pizza for dinner. Everyone trying to eat clean should get one!
My husband is the breadmaker in our home, and he always mixes and raises the dough in the breadmaker; and then makes two loaves which he bakes in the oven. He has a great really clean recipe, too. I'll have to see if he'll let me post it...
I'm just saying... Kelley
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I love my bread maker! To make the dough that is. I agree with CAYANNEWOMEN about the shape. As for the density, that is b/c either the liquid was not right or something about the yeast. You seem like a knowlegable bread maker, so I don't think you will have a problem with that. I follow the direction for making dough that came with my breadmaker and then I take it out and either put in a pan or shape it (for french bread or rolls) and let it rise again while the oven is heating. Then I cook it in the oven! My french bread come out just like it came from the supermarket bakery! My breadmaker can also churn butter. Fresh bread and butter, my family loves it, but I am finding my body turns it right to fat so this is only Sunday thing for me to do.
Goals: Decrease Body Fat percentage. I will do this by eating clean and cardio cardio cardio, I must not forget strength training, my goal is to strength train 4 days a week!
If you are using it for sandwiches, I'd stick with the old fashioned way. The bread maker shape makes it hard to get nice slices, and sometimes the bread is so dense you don't know how many calories you are really getting. I think home baked bread has a better texture.
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I have recently started to make a lot of changes in our family's diet and one thing I have being doing is baking our bread. I was wondering if anyone knows the pros and cons of using a bread maker for this task. I have been doing it the old fashioned way and it works just fine, just wondering about the alternative.
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