Ari's Bread Machine Notes
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Ari's Bread Machine Notes
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:04:57 AM. Recipe ID 29706. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Ari's bread machine notes
 Categories: Help
      Yield: 1 Servings
 
           No ingredients; help file
 
  Here are my favorite tips and basic bread recipe:
  
  1. Don't by those tiny packets of active-dry yeast. Get it in bulk in
  a health-food store. They charge at least 10x more for those tiny
  packets -- you're paying almost entirely for the packaging. (Store
  yeast in the fridge.) 1 packet=1 TB.
  
  2. Wheat gluten is very useful in helping the dough rise. I add
  around 1 TB per cup of non-bread flour ingredients.
  
  3. Oil is NOT necessary and actually detracts from the taste. All you
  really need for good bread is flour, salt, yeast, and water.
  Everything else is optional.
  
  4. The best breads are simply a mix of flours (whole wheat, rye, oats,
  corn, buckwheat, rice, or whatever you like). Remember thought that
  wheat flours are necessary for the gluten content, unless you add
  gluten separately. Adding fruits and herbs and flavored liquids are
  interesting but I prefer "pure" breads. I prefer graham flour over
  regular whole wheat.
  
  5. Each machine is different and my recipes are usually not exact --
  if the dough looks sticky and isn't forming a ball then it's too wet:
  add more flour; if it looks dry (ball doesn't have a relatively
  smooth surface, for example) add more liquid a tablespoon or two at a
  time.
  




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Recipe ID 29706 (Apr 03, 2005)

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