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1/28/11 6:17 A

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I don't make bread that often, but when I do, it's been by hand. It's not all that time consuming to knead it.

I have found a local bakery that makes the BEST bread, all top notch ingredients. Yes, it costs a bit more but I don't eat bread all that often, so it is worth it.

Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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1/27/11 8:25 P

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Good revenue stream for them if they can convince you you HAVE to use their recipes! Everyone I know with a bread machine bakes from individual ingredients rather than always using a mix, but they have to be bread machine recipes - hand kneading recipes won't turn out. Many bread machine recipes require extra wheat gluten because the machine doesn't knead as efficiently as your hands would.

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1/27/11 2:51 P

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no you don't have to use "their" recipe

for store bought I like Ezekial bread

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1/23/11 9:08 A

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CAPS FOR VISION IMPAIRED

emoticon GOOD MORNING!

THANKS FOR THE BREAD RECIPE. WHEN USING A BREAD MACHINE DON'T YOU HAVE TO USE THEIR MIX IN IT? I WAS TOLD YOU HAD TO OR IT DIDN'T TURN OUT RIGHT! emoticon

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1/22/11 4:45 P

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Yes, well, one level up. The General Team Discussion Forum has a bunch of rotating topics. Feel free to start a new one.

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1/22/11 12:44 P

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(CAPS FOR VI)


I'M NEW HERE BUT IS THIS THE MAIN GENERAL CHAT FORUM? emoticon

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1/2/11 10:43 A

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You've all just motivated me to bake today - thanks!

As for the expense of a bread machine, check out freecycle. I prefer to bake by hand, so when my husband stopped using his bread machine after being diagnosed with diabetes, I freecycled it. I guess it's never possible to be as clean as brand new, but it was in great shape when I gave it away.

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10/8/09 2:32 P

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I've perfected (for my family, at least) the Mark Bittman Jim Lahey NYT no-knead bread recipe recently. And I've made it whole wheat. It doesn't require any special equipment other than a covered pot - a glass casserole with lid, metal with a tight-fitting lid, or a cast iron dutch oven like I use. The original recipe is: www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/08
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. I do everything the same, except that I use whole wheat bread flour in place of all the white flour, and add 3 tbsp vital wheat gluten. Great, cheap bread and no skill required! Keep in mind that leftover bread freezes really well.

So, that's how I handle bread. I've completely spammed the board with this recipe, but so many threads seem to call for it!

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9/9/09 9:51 P

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You don't have to kneed or punch... I have a breadman, it's old but still going strong. You can check out reviews on Amazon.com. A good source I use all the time.

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9/9/09 9:47 P

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With a bread machine do you need to kneed and punch the bread? Any suggestions on a good one. They are so expensive and I am leary about buying one from Goodwill.

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9/9/09 12:37 P

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Bread machines are the greatest, I haven't bought a loaf in a very long time. There are great recipes at Spark too! I make 100% whole grain with wheat and barley flour, tastes so much better than store bought.

Laura

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9/8/09 11:47 A

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I recently started making bread in my 15 year old bread machine. I had forgotten how easy it is. It's so much fun to smell it baking. I like knowing exactly what is in it too.

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TANISGRAND11 Posts: 5
9/8/09 2:33 A

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Thanks for all the information!

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Any good recipes.

Any information on the breads in the Artisan bread in 5 minutes cookbook.

Bought it about 2 months ago but only made the original recipe. No wheat yet.

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9/8/09 12:02 A

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Don't eat bread with ANY corn syrup in it, not just "high fructose" as in HFCS. Most breads have it, but good bread does not. It will probably cost you more (unless you can bake your own), but it is most defnitely worth it.

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9/7/09 10:44 P

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probably type...hfcs...high fructose corn syrup

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9/7/09 10:42 P

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what is hrcs

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9/7/09 10:22 P

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read labels, it is the only way to know whether or not a processed food is good for you.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.




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9/7/09 10:22 P

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Read the ingredient list. Look for whole grains, not grain parts. It should contain so sugar or HRCS. Also check the fiber content. The loaf should be heavy.

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9/7/09 10:18 P

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How do you tell what breads are best for you. There are so many and I am confused.

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