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    Dust off your old bread machine...

    and give this bread a try.
    Ran across this recipe awhile back and my 9th loaf is in the machine as I type.
    It's just a darn good white bread that hasn't failed me yet.
    The instructions are unorthodox, but follow them anyhow.
    Adjustments/notes after reading several reviews:
    increase the salt to 1.5 tsp. instead of 1 tsp (adjust if using K-salt)
    white AP flour works fine, I mainly use unbleached
    bread machine yeast is AFAIK is the same as rapid rise
    pretty much any oil will work (I used garlic olive oil once, the smell when baking was wonderful, but the garlic taste was pretty tame.)
    If you try it, please let us know your opinion.

    Best Bread Machine Bread

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    Figures, I just threw out our bread machine because we needed the space and haven't used it in about 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Dahl View Post
    Figures, I just threw out our bread machine because we needed the space and haven't used it in about 10 years.
    C'mon RIch. Crusty bread done in a D.O. beats "soft" bread any day of the week

    No offense intended Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Dennis View Post
    C'mon RIch. Crusty bread done in a D.O. beats "soft" bread any day of the week

    No offense intended Bob
    None taken Len, I expected the bread making police to show up on this thread.
    Truth be told, at least with my old Sunbeam machine, the crust is very nice and crusty.
    A thick slice or two for French toast is also excellent!!
    I did my time years ago with sourdough bread making, too lazy these days.

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    I can understand that Bob. As much as I love s.d. bread, I don't make it because I don't want to be a slave to maintaining the starter.
    So many recipes, so little time
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    Thanks for the info Bob. I bought my wife a bread machine 15 to 18 years ago. She used it several times. I've never used it. It's in storage right now. As you suggest, I might dust it off and give it a go. i like doing different things. The B & B we go to in Oregon serves up the Innkeeper's bread in the morning. He makes it all in a bread machine and we've had some pretty tasty bread from him.
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    I've got one of those bread machines somewhere around here. Will have to find it, and give this a go. It's been awhile, a long while
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO View Post
    I've got one of those bread machines somewhere around here. Will have to find it, and give this a go. It's been awhile, a long while
    Ours had been stored in the basement for several years, now it stays topside.
    This morning's McBob on my latest loaf:


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    Looks like a nice loaf Bob.

    I think the biggest issue is not that the machine doesn't do a good job. It does. It's just that it's so much easier for people who don't have the time to just buy their "gummy" loaf from the store and it's done.

    It's us retired guys who have the time to "go back in time" and do it the old fashioned (or in your case, the "new fashioned" ) way. Whatever you can do to eliminate the extra chemicals is good.

    You do use unbleached flour don't you? AND not all unbleached flours are the same. Don't believe the titles.

    Look at the ingredients on your unbleached flour bag. If it lists azodicarbonamide as an ingredient, walk away and find another brand. They claim it's a dough enhancer but it is also a bleaching agent. The same stuff they put into yoga plastic/rubber exercise mats.

    Your flour should be a creamy yellow colour. If it's white, find a different brand. Off my soapbox (bread box?) now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Dennis View Post
    C'mon RIch. Crusty bread done in a D.O. beats "soft" bread any day of the week

    No offense intended Bob
    Agree with that Len, but I really need to make some bread. The problem is like I've posted before I love Barb dearly but it's like living with Nanook of the North. Barb likes the house much cooler than I do. The thermostat is set at 50 degrees at night and 64 in the daytime, makes it very difficult to keep a starter going or even get it started.
    I know I've tried numerous times.

    Some have suggested a heated proofing box. Not a bad idea but really don't want to spend upwards of $50-60 for a thermostatically controlled heater just to make a starter then find some place to keep it.

    I think Bobs on to something, I remember when we did use the bread machine it made some pretty good loafs of bread and the best part was you knew what was in it.
    Last edited by Rich Dahl; 02-13-2018 at 10:10 AM.
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