Which kind of yeast is the best to use?
Yeast specially packaged for Bread Machines, Traditional
Dry Yeast, Rapid Rise, or Quick Rise Yeast, can all be used
with good results. The most important thing is to be sure the
expiration date is not up. All the recipes in this cookbook
were developed using Bread Machine Yeast. If you prefer to
use Traditional, Quick Rise or Rapid Rise Yeast, increase the
amount of yeast you use in the recipe by 1/4 teaspoon.
Sometimes when I cut my bread, it's too sticky and
it falls apart or it starts to mash down and won't
slice cleanly. What can I do?
If your bread is sticky or mashes down, it may be too hot! Be
sure to allow 15 to 30 minutes for your bread to cool before
slicing. Place finished bread on a wire cooling rack to let air
circulate around it. You may want to try using an electric
knife to slice bread instead of cutting it manually. An electric
knife has blades that slide back and forth to let you slice
straight through bread and avoid mashing it down by
putting pressure on the top of the loaf.
Why did I end up with a short, dense, doughy
bread? Why didn't the bread rise?
The most common reason for unrisen bread is the yeast.
Maybe you forgot to add the yeast. Perhaps the yeast was
bad or expired (always check expiration dates). Also, if the
mixing wasn't complete, you may have rising problems. Did
you check to see if the mixing paddle was moving at the
beginning of your cycle?
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What will happen if I leave the bread in the Baking
Pan after baking?
This unit has a 60-minute "Keep Warm" cycle that lets you
leave the bread in the pan for up to an hour after baking is
completed. Once that warming cycle is over, it's best to
remove the bread immediately or the bottom of your loaf
will absorb moisture and become soggy. The soggy part of
the bread will not be as tasty when it dries out and it will go
stale quickly. The sides of the bread may also become moist
Can the recipe be cut in half?
No, the recipe can not be cut in half as temperatures are
programmed for either a 1.5 or 2.0 lb loaf. For a smaller loaf,
use the recipe developed for the 1.5 lb loaf. If you want to
reduce wastage, you can freeze half the loaf for later use.
How can bread mixes be used in the machine and
at what setting?
The package instructions will list the amount of water and
amount of yeast to use. Be sure to add liquid, then dry
ingredients, followed by yeast. Remember not to allow the
yeast to sit in the liquid.
The bread type setting is dependent upon the type of bread
mix being used. i.e.White bread uses the Basic Bread setting;
Sweet Bread setting is for use with dried fruit , cheese or
nuts; Whole wheat or multi-grain should use the Whole
Grain setting. Crust setting either Regular or Dark, is a
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