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Old 08-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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Ok so I am giving it a shot! All the ingredients are pantry staples do for me it cost nothing extra. It may cost about 1.05 in ingredients but again it's all stuff I keep on hand.

So here is my first 3 loaves all formed and rising the last time.

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #12
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I make bread a lot, but only one loaf at a time. I use a bread maker, cause I am lazy and because I don't have time to actually mess with it that often. For us, I generally throw all my ingredients in the machine in the morning after I put the diaper laundry in the washer. Then, it's ready by noonish or a little before, and we can have sandwiches, grilled cheese or paninis for lunch. Whatever is left can be used for dinner bread (ie instead of rolls or biscuits or whatever.) That will finish off that loaf in a single day.

I also make my pizza dough in the bread machine, so we if are having pizza for dinner that night, that set of ingredients goes in around 3ish, it takes an hour and a half to mix, knead and rise. That way it's done in plenty of time to get the rest of the pizza together.

If we are doing something for dinner that needs a lot of bread, I either arrange my menu so that lunch doesn't use bread, or I put the second loaf in right after the first. If we are doing a dinner that uses no bread (like pizza) I try to use the rest of the bread for breakfast the next day.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #13
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A bread machine might be my next investment. DD2 likes homemade bread way better then the store bought stuff. I made 3 loaves and one is mostly gone already.
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A bread machine is a great investment if you are going to make a lot of bread. We are gluten-free so being able to make our own rather than buying the way overpriced processed stuff is great. I throw in the ingredients when i wake up and its ready by lunch
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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A bread machine is a great investment if you are going to make a lot of bread. We are gluten-free so being able to make our own rather than buying the way overpriced processed stuff is great. I throw in the ingredients when i wake up and its ready by lunch
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I make bread a lot, but only one loaf at a time. I use a bread maker, cause I am lazy and because I don't have time to actually mess with it that often. For us, I generally throw all my ingredients in the machine in the morning after I put the diaper laundry in the washer. Then, it's ready by noonish or a little before, and we can have sandwiches, grilled cheese or paninis for lunch. Whatever is left can be used for dinner bread (ie instead of rolls or biscuits or whatever.) That will finish off that loaf in a single day.
This may sound silly, but how do you cut your slices of bread when you use a bread machine? My bread machine pan yields very tall loaves of bread. When I slice through the loaf from top to bottom the slices just seems too big for sandwiches. Should I put in a smaller amount of the ingredients, or use less yeast?
Would you also mind sharing a basic wheat bread recipe?
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I know this thread is a little old, but when the last poster asked for a bread recipe, I had to share. My family has been using this bread recipe for over a decade. It yields consistent results and is hard to mess up. Not sure if it's bread machine compatible (although if you search "basic bread recipe" on the website, you will find one that is).
http://info.breadbeckers.com/bread-beckers-bread-rolls/
I grind my own flour from wheat berries I purchase in bulk, but if you buy whole wheat flour from the store I would suggest flour sourced from hard red wheat if you prefer a heartier taste, and flour from hard white wheat if you like something closer to a traditional store bought bread. It costs me pennies per loaf since I get my ingredients in bulk. The most expensive thing is honey, which I get from a Bread Beckers coop for around $30/gallon.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #18
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I know this thread is a little old, but when the last poster asked for a bread recipe, I had to share. My family has been using this bread recipe for over a decade. It yields consistent results and is hard to mess up. Not sure if it's bread machine compatible (although if you search "basic bread recipe" on the website, you will find one that is).
http://info.breadbeckers.com/bread-beckers-bread-rolls/
I grind my own flour from wheat berries I purchase in bulk, but if you buy whole wheat flour from the store I would suggest flour sourced from hard red wheat if you prefer a heartier taste, and flour from hard white wheat if you like something closer to a traditional store bought bread. It costs me pennies per loaf since I get my ingredients in bulk. The most expensive thing is honey, which I get from a Bread Beckers coop for around $30/gallon.
Thank you so much for sharing that! It is very similar to the one I found on Pintrest! I will have to try this one next.
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Re: Bread

we do bread in the bread maker and usually do one loaf at a time once every other day depending on it we have other bread in the house.
Homemade bread YUMMY and EASY!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #20
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Re: Bread

I make all of our bread & everything else for that matter. I make anywhere from 1-2 at a time to a full oven full if I plan to give away some or freeze it.

Honestly, it's really rewarding to make it from scratch & the time thing, well, I find it's easier to make things from scratch myself than some of the simple mixes where you need to follow directions & still add things. Unsure what kind of bread you like, but I've got some that are super easy if you're interested in recipes. If you do wheat, I have a no-knead recipe for that, along with many GF breads. Feel free to PM me if you're interested in recipes. I'm off to bed now so I'm too lazy to post them lol
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