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Are there any pre-made packages of ingrediants

I want to buy pre-made regular bread recipe packages. Are there any sold anywhere?

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I have purchased a Black and Decker bread machine to replace the one which I have used for the last 15 years or so. The recipes with the new machine are atrocious; I should be able to use my recipes which...

Do you still have your old machine? If so try one of the recipes that failed in your new machine. If it fails again you may have bad ingredients. Old yeast, old flour, etc....that's the only thing I can come up with based on what you have described. If the loaf in your old machine turns out well then you should return your Black and Decker. You can find good deals on ebay on used bread machines that are tested and they show the loaf of finished bread. I have some for sale there, that I have baked in.

Dec 12, 2010 | Black & Decker Bread Machine

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When I first got my breadman I made several loves of the basic white recipe using Pamela's gluten free bread mix. They all turned out fine. Then I started experimenting with the other recipes provided. ...

Without knowing the specific ingredients in your recipe and having no experience with gluten free flour I am basing this on what I know about bread makers in general. I have owned dozens!
1) If the onion spice you are adding is something like a mix (onion soup mix for example) then you may get better results if you cut back on the salt by about 1/2. Also, next time when your machine starts the rapid knead (after the beginning slow knead) if the dough looks like batter instead of a dough ball add about 1 tablespoon slowly trickled in over about 10 seconds. Watch the dough ball and see if it starts to look a little dryer. The goal is to not have the gooey batter on the bottom of the pan. The slow addtions of flour will do that for you. If this works please leave a testimonial. I like helping fellow bread machine makers and getting feed back! Best of Luck with your next effort!

Oct 31, 2010 | Breadman TR875 Bread Maker

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Bread making ingrediants for model # WWWTR442

Just follow the ingredients on the recipe. There is no formula for bread, you must follow a recipe, or buy the premixed packages.

Jun 11, 2010 | Westinghouse Breadmakers

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Lost my recipe book

Traditional White Bread (2 lb. loaf)
1 and 3/8 cups water
2 tblsp butter or marg.
1 and 3/4 tsp salt
4 cups bread flour
2 tblsp dry milk
2 tblsp sugar
2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan
Measure and add dry ingredients (except yeast) to bread pan.
Use your finger to form a well (hole) in the flour where you will pour the yeast. Measure the yeast and carefully pour into the well.
Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close the lid.
Press "Select" button to choose the Basic setting.
Press the "Crust Color" button to choose light, medium or dark crust.
Press the "Start/Stop" button.

May 30, 2010 | Oster 5838 ExpressBake Bread Maker

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Dense, misshapen (maybe undercooked?) loaf!

A COMMON problem is to use regular flour instead of the "bread flour".

I stack the ingredients in a particular order for my Hitachi brand breadmaker. The liquid goes in on the bottom. Then the BREAD FLOUR ( high glutten), then other powdered ingredients EXCEPT the yeast... It goes on top so as to be exposed and activated the last thing during mixing... The flour I use is the "Better for Bread" brand. Using regular enriched flour usually results in a paperweight half as tall as it should be.

After initial mixing, the dough should be in a ball and not really sticking to the sides of the container.

Apr 26, 2010 | Breadman TR2200C Ultimate Bread Maker

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Making regular white or whole wheat works fine but as soon as a recipe calls for flaked onion, garlic, dill etc. the loaf does not rise very much. Should threse ingredients be added later?

due to the general acidic properties of these ingredients, the living organisms in yeast may be partially killed off in these recipes. To increase the rise of these breads using a small amount of warm water to activate your yeast (place the yeast in a small dish and add a tablespoon or more of warm, not hot water), until it's a little foamy, helps. If the directions call for the ingredients to be added at a later time then I would follow those instructions, if not, and you're feeling a little adventurous, try adding those ingredients near the end of the 'resting' cycle of the bread maker, this allows the dough to rise before the yeast is submitted to the more acidic ingredients, and you would be adding them before baking again. If your bread maker does not mix again after the resting period this will not work though.
Yeast are little organisms that when revitalized, excrete gases into the dough, giving it little pockets of air, that when baked expand and allows for more even cooking and those little bubbles in your bread that make it fluffy and more tasty. Higher quality east are typically more resistant to acids, and the older the yeast is the lower the gaseous production is.

Dec 03, 2009 | Black & Decker Breadmakers

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I need the recipe for bread to make it in my used breadmaker. I picked up machine at a rummage sale but do not know what ingredients to use to make the basic bread. Can you help? Would appreciate a...

Just do a google search for bread maker recipes. There are many out there. Or go to a second hand ( or retail bookstore) and buy a recipe book.


Jul 13, 2009 | Breadmakers

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Top of bread loaf falls

Use Fleischman's Active Dry Yeast, and not any other kind of yeast - make sure you follow the recipe guide to the letter, or your results may not turn out right. Also, never pre-mix the ingredients before putting them in the Cuisinart - let the breadmaker do the mixing for you.

Apr 02, 2009 | Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker

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Need to make gluten-free bread

bobs redmill gluten free mix for bread machines. we just use the standard bake setting but select B for doneness level. found it gets a little too dark on A.

Mar 20, 2009 | Toastmaster 1183N Bread Maker

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Recipe book blatantly wrong

I've found that the recipe books that come with most appliances, aren't very accurate. They don't accomodate different altitudes or even different countries. I hate trying to convert European recipes to American. European recipes list their dry ingredients by weight, not by volume. I had to find a recipe converting website to change a lot of those that sounded good.

Jan 03, 2009 | Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker

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