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2014-03-20 02:41:39 PM
I do because my kid has celiac disease and its cheaper to make gf bread and it doesn't takes like a mouthful of sand.

Otherwise I make kickass focaccia. It's started with sponge, but I don't keep any in the fridge or anything.
 
2014-03-20 02:41:40 PM
I've made sourdough and foccacia from a wild yeast starter, but lately, I tend to just make croissants. Big batch of dough, freeze it in small portions, and I can bake three or four at a time every weekend for a month or two.
 
2014-03-20 02:42:11 PM
I have an oster. I pour in the gredients and press start
 
2014-03-20 02:43:38 PM

rostit: I have an oster. I pour in the gredients and press start


Do you bake your paddle into your bread? That's all that matters
 
2014-03-20 02:43:39 PM
Here is the Irish soda bread I made for St. Patrick's day.

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2014-03-20 02:48:00 PM
Bread machines are a gift from god.
 
2014-03-20 02:49:28 PM
I typically make two 1 1/2 lb loaves of white bread every week. Saturdays and/or Sundays I make either soft pretzels or bagels. I have a loaf of honey wheat rising as I type and will later make a batch of pizza dough for tomorrow night.
 
2014-03-20 02:50:55 PM
I've been biatching for the last 12 years about the fact that I can't get bagels here. So I finally made my own. Not bad for a first attempt.

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2014-03-20 02:51:21 PM
I've only ever made fruit breads (I'm making apple bread tomorrow!).

Making real bread seems scary - I'm sure I'd mess it up somehow.
 
2014-03-20 02:55:30 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: rostit: I have an oster. I pour in the gredients and press start

Do you bake your paddle into your bread? That's all that matters


well sure.  I dont reach in and fish it out while its running.  There is magic going on inside and my grubby hands might f*ck it up.
 
2014-03-20 02:55:52 PM

sugarhi: I've only ever made fruit breads (I'm making apple bread tomorrow!).

Making real bread seems scary - I'm sure I'd mess it up somehow.


No, no. Real breads are frighteningly easy.
 
2014-03-20 02:57:21 PM

sugarhi: I've only ever made fruit breads (I'm making apple bread tomorrow!).

Making real bread seems scary - I'm sure I'd mess it up somehow.


I can be baked out of my skull and stil make decent bread.
 
2014-03-20 03:01:55 PM

Purelilac: Here is the Irish soda bread I made for St. Patrick's day.

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With a cross on top and everything.
What a good Catholic lass!
 
2014-03-20 03:02:31 PM
OH, and do you use buttermilk or sour your own?
 
2014-03-20 03:08:39 PM
I only see Pita and Naan when my cousins visit.
 
2014-03-20 03:08:56 PM
Even though I have a couple of stand mixers, the (very old) welbilt dough mixer is my goto for bread and pizza dough. For anyone doing round loaves, you have to get a superstone cloche. Just amazing for crispy crusts. The lower part is great for Chicago style "pizza".

Sir Cumference, there was once a small unit called the bagel bakery. About the size of a small bread machine. A gimmick, but it worked. If you see a used one, you might look into it. We once did a communal buy of one at an older employer due to no local shops.

Of course, I do cheat. I picked up one each of the full loaf sized Panasonic and zoshi bread machines (zoshi for the programming, Panasonic for delayed baking) for $20 each at the thrift stores.
 
2014-03-20 03:11:43 PM

sugarhi: I've only ever made fruit breads (I'm making apple bread tomorrow!).

Making real bread seems scary - I'm sure I'd mess it up somehow.


get yourself a bread maker from goodwill.  Then you can put ganja butter on it once baked.  its amazing.
 
2014-03-20 03:15:52 PM
I'm single, so I rarely even buy bread, much less make it. But if I were able to bake a small loaf now and again I would.
 
2014-03-20 03:16:50 PM
I've made pizza dough (poorly) and banana nut bread (which turned out great). But that's it. I'm a little afraid to make bread.
 
2014-03-20 03:19:19 PM
I use a bread maker. Usually I make a loaf a week of sourdough and the occasional round of pretzels.

It's been nice, the bread is a good size, I delay the baking on Sunday night and wake up to fresh bread Monday morning.
 
2014-03-20 03:20:31 PM

CatherineM: I've made pizza dough (poorly) and banana nut bread (which turned out great). But that's it. I'm a little afraid to make bread.


Give it a shot. It's cheap and if you screw it up you can just try again.
 
2014-03-20 03:28:31 PM
SumJackass07
What kind of pretzels? I usually use a pasta maker with a round extrusion mold for mine.
 
2014-03-20 03:31:29 PM
Does anyone use any sort of dough conditioner at home?
 
2014-03-20 03:33:38 PM
I don't knead to make my own bread.  All that work is crumby; I'd rather just loaf around.
 
2014-03-20 03:34:07 PM
Bagels, sourdough, challah, chocolate cherry bread... Lots and lots of stuff actually. The spouse does the pita sponge but I end up doing the rolling because he keeps thinking he will mess it up and passes it to me.
 
2014-03-20 03:45:09 PM

exvaxman: SumJackass07
What kind of pretzels? I usually use a pasta maker with a round extrusion mold for mine.


Soft pretzels. I roll them out by hand. My first batch became pretzel buns.
 
2014-03-20 03:48:05 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: I don't knead to make my own bread.  All that work is crumby; I'd rather just loaf around.


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2014-03-20 03:51:46 PM
I make Communion bread for my church.

3.5 cups wheat flour
1.5 cups water
1 T yeast
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp. salt.

It all goes in the kitchenaid witht he dough hook. When it starts to climb the hook, I cover it with a towel and leave it in the bowl. hour later I come back and do thick pita in a 450 degree oven for about 7 minutes.

My kids love it. So does the church.
 
2014-03-20 03:52:05 PM
For someone who only does bread/rolls once in a while, West Bend put out a really nice automatic unit called "bread for one" which put out small loaves in under an hour. Also great for fresh rolls for unexpected visitors. Usually $5 at thrift stores when I see them.
 
2014-03-20 03:53:05 PM

Purelilac: Here is the Irish soda bread I made for St. Patrick's day.

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Nice! Did you add raisins? I did and the egg wash made the crust just gorgeous.
 
2014-03-20 04:03:31 PM

silo123j: Purelilac: Here is the Irish soda bread I made for St. Patrick's day.

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Nice! Did you add raisins? I did and the egg wash made the crust just gorgeous.


No, don't like raisins. Just unbleached flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk.
 
2014-03-20 04:04:16 PM
What model of bread maker doth the farkers recommend?
 
2014-03-20 04:04:36 PM
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Making some today from a starter

It's 21/2 hours old

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More later as it develops
 
2014-03-20 04:04:54 PM
For the kitchenaide owners, I have found these type of replacement beaters to be great if you do not walk away.

Link
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-03-20 04:11:13 PM

exvaxman: For the kitchenaide owners, I have found these type of replacement beaters to be great if you do not walk away.

Link


'if you do not walk away'?
 
2014-03-20 04:16:13 PM
SecretAgentWoman
The best bread machine is the cheap one you get at a thrift store for under $10.
Make sure the paddle is with it. Most, if not all, are exactly the same. There are a few exceptions on the higher end (Link)
That allow for a lot more individual programming.

Honestly, get a cheap (and probably very rarely used) unit from a thrift store, they will probably have a bread machine cookbook on the shelf as well. For your first couple attempts, get a mix from the grocery store since there will be no mixing or measuring. Get used to it, then if you want to upgrade look at paying store costs. Another suggestion is to get a small loaf machine before a "normal size" loaf machine to start. By normal size I am referring to the pre-packaged loaves at the store.
 
2014-03-20 04:17:43 PM
DGS
I have had ingredients creep up and almost go over the top.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-03-20 04:20:19 PM

exvaxman: DGS
I have had ingredients creep up and almost go over the top.


Gotcha. Would you say this does a better job mixing for consistency?
 
2014-03-20 04:29:12 PM
DGS
Without a doubt. I used to have to scrape with a knife to get some of the stuff off of the side and blended in. You can see them over the counter, I think I paid $25 each at one of the kitchen stores that shows up in every discount mall a couple of years ago.
 
2014-03-20 04:30:46 PM
I've only made no-knead bread.
I like it to the point that I don't see a bread machine in my future.
We do have a kitchenaid mixer but I've never used it.

http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com/recipes
 
2014-03-20 04:33:21 PM
Any TFettes have some yeast I can use?
 
2014-03-20 04:38:19 PM

Purelilac: silo123j: Purelilac: Here is the Irish soda bread I made for St. Patrick's day.

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Nice! Did you add raisins? I did and the egg wash made the crust just gorgeous.

No, don't like raisins. Just unbleached flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk.


Unless you plump them, raisins dry out the bread.
 
2014-03-20 04:38:59 PM
Fark Food Thread: Do you bake your own bread? Use a sponge to get started? What about pita and naan? Get out your bakers' mitts and stand mixers. Show us the dough

Awwwwww yeeeeeahhhh.
 
2014-03-20 04:45:53 PM

DGS: exvaxman: For the kitchenaide owners, I have found these type of replacement beaters to be great if you do not walk away.

Link

'if you do not walk away'?


1.bp.blogspot.com
Do not walk away... Just do not walk away...
 
2014-03-20 05:01:08 PM
I baked professionally for 12 years. But: it's quitting time. So I'll be back later with something yeasty in hand,. .
 
2014-03-20 05:02:47 PM
America's Test Kitchen has THE BEST banana bread recipe, which starts by baking the bananas in the over for a bit.  THE BEST.
 
2014-03-20 05:03:14 PM
I grind bones to make my bread.
 
2014-03-20 05:03:24 PM
I make bricks. And can't figure out why...
 
2014-03-20 05:04:11 PM
Lately I've been all about the no knead doughs.  Quick, easy, and I can make some fresh bread with dinner a couple nights a week after work.  Tastes great, too
 
2014-03-20 05:05:49 PM
I have a great sourdough starter that's tart and tangy, but when I use it to bake the resulting bread is bland. I'm going to ditch the starter because it's not worth the trouble, and I shouldn't be eating much bread anyhow because I'm diabetic.
 
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