When bread machine baking, all liquids, particularly water, should
be 27°C unless stated otherwise. Temperatures too cool or too warm
can prevent the yeast from activating.
Through a fermentation process, yeast produces carbon dioxide
gas necessary to make bread rise. Yeast feeds on carbohydrates
in sugar and flour to produce this gas and requires liquid and
warmth to activate.
Active dry yeast (also known as instant dried yeast) is used for
breadmaking. We recommend using active dry yeast, added directly
into the flour (no dissolving necessary) if the liquid ingredients are
27°C, unless stated otherwise.
Yeast must be separate from wet ingredients, so always ensure to
layer ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed in the recipe
(liquids, fats, dry ingredients, yeast).
When using the pre-set timer, which delays the cooking cycle; this
is particularly important as the yeast should not be placed in direct
contact with water, salt or sugar. This can prematurely activate or
decrease the activity of the yeast and the bread may not rise.
When using the pre-set timer feature, we recommend layering the
ingredients in the order listed in the recipe, making a small hollow
in the centre of the flour (ensuring the hollow does not touch the
water, salt or sugar layer) then placingp the yeast in the hollow.
We do not recommend using fresh yeast in a bread maker.
Xanthan gum is a thickening agent used in gluten free baking to
add volume and act as a binder to retain moisture. Xanthan gum
can be replaced by guar gum.
Never use the pre-set timer for recipes that contain perishable
items, such as eggs, cheese, milk, cream and meats.
Glazes enhance the flavour of baked breads and give them a
professional finish. After glazing, breads can be sprinkled with your
favorite seeds and toppings eg. poppy, sesame or caraway seeds.
Use 1 egg white or 1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of water. Brush
over dough before baking.
Melted Butter Crust
Brush melted butter over just-baked bread for a softer, more tender
Brush milk or cream over just-baked bread for a softer, shiny crust.
Sweet Icing Glaze
Mix 160g sifted icing sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk until
smooth. Drizzle over raisin bread or sweet breads when they are
Care & Cleaning
Ensure the bread maker is turned OFF by pressing and holding
the CANCEL button. The bread maker is OFF when the
START | PAUSE button surround is no longer red. Remove the
power plug from the power outlet. Allow the bread maker and all
accessories to cool completely before disassembling and cleaning.
Cleaning the Stainless Steel Housing
1. Wipe the exterior of the stainless steel housing and the LCD screen
with a soft, damp cloth. A non-abrasive liquid cleanser or mild spray
solution may be used to avoid build-up of stains. Apply the cleanser
to the sponge, not the outer surface or LCD screen, before cleaning.
Do not use a dry paper towel or cloth to clean the LCD screen, or use
an abrasive cleanser or metal scouring pad to clean any part of the
bread maker as these will scratch the surface.
2. Never immerse the stainless steel housing in water or place in the
dishwasher. Take care not to allow water or cleaning fluids to seep
under the buttons or LCD screen on the control panel.
3. If over-spills such as flour, nuts, raisins etc. occur in the interior
baking chamber, carefully remove them using a soft, damp cloth.
Use extreme caution when cleaning the heating elements. Ensure the
bread maker is completely cool then gently rub a soft, damp sponge
or cloth along the length of the heating element. Do not use any type
of cleanser or cleaning agent.
4. Let all surfaces dry thoroughly prior to inserting the power plug into
a power outlet.
Cleaning the Lid
1. For thorough cleaning, the lid can be removed from the stainless
steel housing. Lift open the lid completely. Holding the sides of the
lid, lift straight upwards. The lid should detach from the hinge.
To replace the lid, align the pivot pins on the lid with the pivot points
on the hinge.
Wipe the lid, viewing window and Automatic Fruit and Nut
Dispenser with a soft, damp sponge. A glass cleaner or mild
detergent may be used. Do not use an abrasive cleanser or metal
scouring pad as these will scratch the surface.
2. Never immerse the lid in water or place in the dishwasher.
3. Let all surfaces dry thoroughly prior to inserting the power plug into
a power outlet.
Cleaning the Bread Pan
1. Half fill the bread pan with warm soapy water. A non-abrasive liquid
cleanser or mild spray solution may be used. Allow to stand for