Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BreadMaker Recipes

Some Basic Breadmaker Recipes

Add ingredients in order listed.

Breadmaker Recipes
1: White Bread

1 cup Water
4 teaspoons oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon dry milk
3 cups Bread Flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast

Breadmaker Recipes
2: French Bread

1½ cups Water
1 ½ tablespoons Sugar
1 ½ teaspoons Salt
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
4 cups Bread Flour

Breadmaker Recipes 3: Dinner Rolls

1 cup Water
2 tablespoons Butter or Margerine
1 egg
3 ¼ cups Bread Flour
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons active dry yeast

Breadmaker Recipes
4: Wholewheat Bread

1 5/8 cup water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons Salt
4 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
3 teaspoons active dry yeast

Breadmaker Recipes
5: Rye Bread

½ cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup flour
1/3 cup medium rye flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dry milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
½ teaspoon caraway seed
2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

Breadmaker Recipes
6 :Milk Bread

10-11 ounces warm milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons butter (melted)
3 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Breadmaker Recipes
7: Potato Bread

3/4 cup milk or soymilk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup instant potato flakes
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Panasonic Bread Machine- More FAQ's

Q :What happens if I don't remove the bread immediately from my Panasonic Bread Machine
at the end of the baking cycle?
A:The bread will be kept warm for 60 iminutes on the Basic,French,Sweet and Wholewheat cycles. The loaf will release steam which can cause the crust to soften and also affect the shape of the loaf.

Q:Why has my bread failed to rise in my Panasonic Bread Machine ?
A: Several factors can cause this.Is the protein level of the flour high enough?
Make sure the yeast is fresh and in date.Check the correct measurement of yeast has been used and that it has been added to the bread pan.

Q:Why does my bread have large holes?
A:This can occur when a large air bubble becomes trapped in the dough
during the final rising and is baked in this state.

Q:Why does the top of my bread collapse in my Panasonic Bread Machine ?
A:Too much yeast or fluid ingredients or too little flour, can cause the top of
the bread to be pale or to collapse.

Q:Why does the color of my bread sometimes vary in my Panasonic Bread Machine ?
A:Different ingredients in each recipe can change the color of the bread and
the crust.It is also dependent on the crust cycle selected.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Panasonic Breadmaker - FAQ's

Q :Can I use other recipes in my Panasonic Breadmaker ?
A:Yes- the most important thing is to make sure the ingredient quantities
are in the same ratio.

Q:Can I replace dry milk with fresh milk in my Panasonic Breadmaker
recipe ?
A:Yes-Scald and cool the milk before adding to the bread pan.Do not add water
and use the same volume of milk.Do not use fresh milk if using the Preset Timer cycle.The bread will have a heavier texture.

Q:Can I use butter or margarine instead of oil in my Panasonic Breadmaker
recipe ?
A:Yes-The crumb texture will be finer and more yellow in color.

Q:What can I use instead of sugar in my Panasonic Breadmaker
recipe ?
A:Brown sugar, honey or golden syrup.Reduce the volume of water by the
same amount when using liquid sweeteners.

Q:Can I omit salt from my Panasonic Breadmaker
recipe ?
A:This is not recommended as salt plays an important role in the bread making
cycle.It affects gluten development,yeast fermentation and the water
absorption of the dough.Salt also helps improve the crumb texture, the loaf shape structure and crust color.It is also important in improving the shelf life of the bread and enhancing the bread flavor.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Panasonic Bread Maker Hints & Tips

To get the best from your Panasonic Bread Maker follow the advice below:

Measure ingredients accurately-weighed measurements are more accurate than volume
measurements.Only use correct measuring utensils.
Only use fresh ingredients-check expiry dates .
Add ingredients to the bread pan in the order specified in the recipe.
Store opened ingredients in airtight containers.
Only use ingredients at room temperature in your Panasonic Bread Maker

The type of flour you use in your Panasonic Bread Maker is important.
Only use bread flour
Do not use compressed yeast.
Do not use hot water or liquids. This activates the yeast to early.
Do not use metal objects to remove .the bread from the bread pan as
this may damage the non-stick surface of the Panasonic Bread Maker pan.
Make sure any spills on the elements are wiped off before turning on the
machine.This will prevent smoking and potential damage to your Panasonic Bread Maker.
Do not use the reset timer for breads that contain perishable ingredients
such as eggs,cheese,milk,cream and meats.

Where you live can effect the results obtained from your Panasonic Bread Maker
In higher altitudes, the dough will rise faster.You may need to reduce the amount
of yeast in a recipe by 1/4 teaspoon.In a hot humid climate,the dough will rise faster.
Try reducing yeast by 1/4 teaspoon.

Open the lid of your Panasonic Bread Maker
on the kneading cycle.If the dough appears too sticky ( adhering to bread pan wall ),
add 1 tablespoon flour at a time until the dough reaches a firmer texture. If the bread
is too dry,add 1 tablespoon of water at a time,until a suitable texture is achieved.
The correct texture is a soft,smooth round ball of dough.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bread Machines Can Provide Healthy Choices

Bread is a major part of our diet.Bread machines can provide a healthy and cheap alternative to supermarket type processed bread.Bread machines can cater for any size family.

Unfortunately in today's modern world, many single or professional couples feel they are too busy too cook.As a result, a lot of junk and packaged food is consumed.Bread machines make it easy to produce to your own home made bread.Utilizing the time-delay function means waking up to a freshly cooked loaf of bread in the morning.You can add your own ingredients to increase the nutritional value of the bread.

Bread machines
allow lots of choices in the type of bread you want to bake.You can also make cakes, pizzas, brownies, rolls or croissants.

How To Get Great Results From Your Bread Makers

Bread makers are a modern day convenience that can turn baking bread from something viewed as hard to do into something easy and pleasurable. To avoid some of the common mistakes when using bread makers, follow some of my tips to create sensational,healthy bread that tastes wonderful.

It is essential that the correct kind of flour is used.Bread flour contains more protein than all purpose flour.This creates stronger, light and fluffy textured loaves that rise higher.Using the wrong flour will produce harder, crustier bread .

Adding 2 teaspoons of rye flour for every cup of flour you use in the recipe will stop the tops of the bread from having a wrinkled top and make it look better.

Adding ingredients in the right order to bread makers is imperative.Either pour all your liquids into the machine first, then add the solids, then the yeast. Or you can do it in reverse, by first adding the yeast, then the solids, then all your liquids. This prevents moisture activating the yeast before the bread has even started cooking.

Water should be room temperature.Cold water won't activate the yeast preventing the bread from rising and baking properly.Hot water will speed up the yeast too much causing the bread to rise too quickly and overcook.If very hot water is used it will completely kill the yeast.

Refer to the bread makers manual often as it is a great source of tips and info for using the bread makers to produce the best tasting bread ever.

Use a surge protector between the bread machine and the wall, as bread machines are very sensitive to voltage fluctuations which can damage to the bread makers programming.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

T Fal Cookware

T Fal Cookware includes the T-Fal OW5005002 Emirilware Bread-and-Baguette Maker.

This T Fal Cookware breadmaker machine is the only one able to bake 4 individual
baguettes,as well as small and large loaves of bread.

The T Fal Cookware bread machine gives a choice of 3 loaf sizes ( 1 lb, 1-1/2 lb & 2 lb),
3 crust settings (light, medium & dark) and 14 pre-programmed settings.There is a Beep
Alert when baking is finished and also a Beep Alert to add fruit and nuts later in a cycle.

The T Fal Cookware breadmaker has a 15hr delayed start timer, a one hour keep warm cycle
at the end of the bake cycle and automatic shut off.It has a touch pad control panel and a
removable lid with a viewing window.The removable loaf pan and baguette trays are non-stick
for easy cleaning.

The T Fal Cookware breadmaker machine has 2 kneading paddles for more efficient mixing
and there is also a finishing blade for authentic baguette cut marks.Settings available include
bread,cake,dough,pasta and jam. There is also an express cycle of 1hr 20mins for baking white
bread. The 1650 watt machine includes a recipe book and a Bakers Brush.