I’ve posted recently about my new Lakeland Compact Bread Maker. Now I’ve finally got to grips with it, I use it all the time. It makes such wonderful tasting bread, and it really is so quick and easy to use. I can’t actually understand how I had so many issues with it at first! But life is one long learning curve I guess.
So I thought I’d take you through how to make bread using a bread maker – specifically, the steps of baking my favourite basic bread loaf using the Carrs Breadmaker Blends Flour Mix which I bought when I got the breadmaker (I thought I was getting one bag of white, one bag of wholemeal… but 10 small bags of each arrived instead!! One should always remember to read the description of what you’re buying. However, these have lasted me ages, so it was a blessing really).
I like to make bread using a blend of the white and the wholemeal – my own “best of both” bread.
- 174ml water (174ml = 174g, so I weigh it out as it’s much more accurate)
- 334g flour mix
- 17g butter
- Sunflower seeds and pine nuts
Add the ingredients into the bread maker in the following order – water, flour, butter (in lots of small knobs), seeds and nuts
The standard bread setting takes three hours. It beeps at various intervals to let you know when you can add more ingredients, such as sun roasted tomatoes, poppy seeds, walnuts etc.
Are you a keen bread maker? Do you use a machine or do it by hand (or a mix of both?)