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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Bee View Post
    If you have a bread maker, get yourself a copy of the book I suggested. Good housekeeping recipes work.
    Depends on the bread maker - mine is fab (Panasonic) and is used 2 or 3 times a week using a simple 50 / 50 white / granary flour and never have a failure. Always add a bit of olive oil, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar plus loads of seedy bits. Always buy decent quality of flour though. Other people I've known have had bread makers which, no matter what the owners do, still produce bricks.

    I don't think it tastes like supermarket bread though as I find that plastic, more like the stuff you buy in a decent bakery.
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    I use my breadmaker just for the kneading (arthritic joints nowadays!) that way I control the rise and the cooking, not the machine, but then I'm retired and have the time to keep an eye on it.

    Just finding a recipe that is to your taste, can be the difficult bit, I think, as can be seen from all the different recipes posted here. Salt? Sugar? Honey? Milk? Seeds? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Depends on the bread maker - mine is fab (Panasonic) ....
    Other people I've known have had bread makers which, no matter what the owners do, still produce bricks.
    We used to have a breadmaker - can't remember what type - & it always turned out like a brick no matter what.

    I need to get back in the habit of making bread - using the kitchenaid dough hook attachment to do the kneading u always got good results.
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    Some flour is described as "strong". There is also "very strong". Has anyone found much difference apart from price?

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    I'm lucky, firstly I have a Panasonic Breadmaker and then, I get a huge bag of wholemeal flour for 2 from Paul the baker on his way home every couple of weeks
    Mind you, it's been playing up lately and the paddle keeps getting stuck. Going to try using it just for the kneading and then bake in the oven
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyK View Post

    I can recommend using a machine for those not into baking. It only takes 5-10mins to assemble the ingredients and switch it on.

    Yup can only agree with that. I can't knead dough, my hands just don't like doing it, so throwing stuff in a breadmaker is easy and simple. Took me a few minutes to weigh the ingredients for pizza dough and throw them in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyK View Post
    Some flour is described as "strong". There is also "very strong". Has anyone found much difference apart from price?
    I've tried a few flours, some not as successful as others - but soon settled on Allinson Strong White Flour. I've never felt the need to try the more expensive very strong bakers flour tbh

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    Green yeast packet/tin not the yellow one. I think that's the right way round. My first bread maker disasters were diagnosed by my friend John (who makes excellent bread) as he asked what colour packet yeast I'd used.

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