Question about Breadmakers
I have been given a breadmaker with no instructions. I have never used one and have been unable to find a user guide online. Can you help? Do you throw in the ingredients and select a program, but what are the measures of flour etc. I don't want to put too much in and have a disaster.
My best results
6 heaped tablespoons whole meal
2 heaped tablespoons strong white
2/3 Teaspoons dark brown sugar
A healthy squeeze of tomato puree (adds ascorbic acid and makes the bead last longer)
Pinch of salt
about 3grams dried yeast
select "dough" (9 on mine)
When the program end bake in an oven at gas mark 5
I have never really been satisfied with a square loaf with the paddle hole in it. Also the bread ends up really heavy. I think this is because the bread sweats rather than bakes
The bread-maker is also easier to clean after just making dough, it produces better dough than i can by hand and the machine gets on with it while i can do something else!
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
I have one of these and never used the manual recipes which always required far too much sugar. I just pour a small tumbler full of water (about 4 fl oz) into the tin (don't forget to fit the paddle), and add a knob of butter. Then I fill a measuring jug to the pint mark with flour--mainly white but adding a few tablespoons of wholemeal and tip that in.
Then add the rest of the dry ingredients on top (very important not to get the yeast wet):
1 heaped tsp Allinsons quick acting yeast
1 heaped tsp sugar
1half tsp salt
1 tbsp milk powder
I usually cook this on 3--"large dark". The arrows at the top let you set the time--up to 13 hours in advance. Then press start.
You can experiment with various flours and ingredients--when the machine beeps for the first time you can add nuts or currants, for example--as long as you don't overload it. If you use a lot of wholemeal flour use the wholemeal programmes. The dough programme (9) is useful for making pizza dough in advance (use olive oil instead of butter and no milk powder) or any other bread you might want to bake in the oven.
I haven't tried the butter and jam settings: basically the butter setting will churn milk for about halk an hour, the jam setting stirs while applying heat. The butter setting is useful for cleaning the machine--just add hot water and soap and let it whirl away.
Hope this is useful.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
I had the same problem of being given the bread maker without instructions.
I contacted the manufacturer and received this answer 'This unit has been discontinued how ever we have the 26500 ma-baker the only difference is the oil is a substitution for the butter.'
The Manual/Recepies for Ma-Baker you can download here http://www.mellerware.co.za/media/instruction-manuals/26500im.pdf
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
You can buy bread machines books that have lots of recipes in them. They usually tell you what setting to put the machine on. I have the Bread Machine Bible.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
I have a Mellerware are bread maker model No 84300, but the pan is leaking , where can I get a replacement.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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