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The Return Of The Bread Machine

I noticed yesterday that we were out of bread and I immediately came to think about the old bread machine under the side table in the kitchen that’s gathering moss. My mother got it during the beginning of the 90-ties, and when I started at the university and moved from home she gave it to me. I actually baked bread with it several times a week when I was a student, but I havn’t used it at all during the latest 4 years. Anyway, yesterday was an excellent day to re-introduce the machine. As I’ve lost all of my invented bread machine recipes I had to do it by heart and the bread turned out rather well, but next time I’ll modify the recipe as it was just a little bit too compact. The problem with machine baked bread is that it often doesn’t look very nice and I don’t know what to do about it. I guess the best thing is to bake bread in the oven instead :-)

Machine Baked Walnut Bread

4 deciliters (~1,7 cups) flour
3 deciliters (~1,2 cups) graham flour
3,5 deciliters (1,5 cups) water
1 deciliters (~0,4 cups) chopped walnuts
1 tsp dry yeast
0,7 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil

Put all ingredients in the bread machine and switch it on. Then do something else until the bread is done and it’s time for a freshly baked sandwich with butter and some nice cheese.

3 Responses to “The Return Of The Bread Machine”

  1. Sara
    February 1st, 2008 02:38
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    Well I had to translate the measurements, but I thought this bread was great! I did watch it and added a little milk at the beginning to make a softer dough. Okay if I steal the recipe for my site. I have a Tomato-Basil Bread you might like!!, Sara

  2. Bread Machine Lover
    January 28th, 2009 23:33
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    I think you hit on the right idea with making the dough in a machine and then baking it in the oven. I have found this works very well for me. My family’s favorite is cinnamon bread. An entire 2 pound loaf gets demolished by four people for a bedtime snack. But it also allows a lot of flexibility to make baguettes, etc.

  3. Marco Goncalves
    January 16th, 2010 00:15
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    Hi, cool blog! Can anyone tell me which breadmachine is the most versatile and has the best variety of features available? I found a review blog (http://www.breadmakersreview.com) which had a few ideas but I didn’t know which was best. Any help would be appreciated!

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