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Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:21 am
by DingleDel
We are consider treating ourselves to a bread making machine. Can anyone advise us please?

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:46 am
by Carolyn
I use mine. And use to use it properly, but I have had problems getting It out of the tin. I b8ught a new tin and it was ok for a while, but still had trouble getting the paddle out. I Have not looked into them recently I would think the paddle will end up in the bread, and I would try and choose the one that effects the bad the least. Also the loaves are squarer, so choose the best shape.

I use ours most weekends to make the dough, and generally from packets, I then take the dough out and cook in a tin in the oven. It also means I cook a bigger loaf than if it was left in the machine as mine isn't big enough for a 500gm mix, but is fine just for dough.

The physical machines are quite big, not sure if they are smaller. Mine is about 10 years old now. It has a little window which I like.

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:00 am
by DingleDel
We initially looked at one in Argos for around the

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:26 am
by Carolyn
it looks really good and see that someone has commented on the paddle not making a big hole, so that is good, I'd go for it! Almost tempted myself

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:57 am
by Kath
I have a bread maker but haven't used it for ages. The trouble is it makes such nice bread we eat too much !!! That one looks good though, Adele.

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:36 pm
by DingleDel
Well, we decided to go for it. Will have to look at a few of the recipes and try them out! x

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:09 pm
by DingleDel
Well, this morning we tried it out for the first time. To keep it quick and as simple as possible we decided to use a prepared mix, Parmesan and sun dried tomato....SCRUMMY! We have just had a lovely, sort of ploughman's lunch! A slice of thick fresh bread, some ham, a bit of Stilton and some of my dad's "home made" pickled onions!


We cannot wait to try out this recipe!

http://www.mrbreadmaker.co.uk/blog/lemo ... er-recipe/

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:54 pm
by Kath
Ooooh the lemon cake looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed your bread. I might have to get ours out again now!!! :)

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:36 pm
by Carolyn
I think the packet mixes are good, I guess starting with all seperate ingredients is even better, but I always have successful bread from them and there are loads to choose from.

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:34 pm
by DingleDel
I know it's sad, but I am excited about the lemon cake currently mixing in our bread maker! :wiggle: :wiggle:

It's smelling delicious already. I do hope it lives up to my expectations! :P

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:18 pm
by Kath
I am sure it will, Adele. How is your back today?

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:26 pm
by DingleDel
LOL, disaster! Hmm, maybe I'll stick to the bread! :roflmao:

Not quite sure what went wrong! :daze:

I have been hoovering and crawling around the floor pinning a thermal lining into yet another curtain, so taking that into consideration Kath, my back's not too bad today. I am just about to sit down for the evening so I will get the heat pad out and put my feet up.

Thank you for asking! :angel:

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:40 pm
by Carolyn
I have never tried a cake in mine - or jam, wasn't sure if I fancied either :) did it not rise? or not cook?

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:53 pm
by DingleDel
Neither Carolyn, I stuck to the exact recipe but it came out flat, crusted on outside but dense and uncooked on the inside. Fit for nothing more than the bin! :cry:

Re: Bread Maker machines!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:15 pm
by smayed
I made a ginger cake in mine when I first got it and that didn't work it was the same as yours Adele, cooked on the outside and uncooked inside, I've not bothered with cakes any more only done bread.