Bread Makers – How to Properly Use Bread Mix
After purchasing a bread maker, some people may believe that all they have to do is stuff the necessary ingredients inside, close the lid, and turn the device on and BAM – bread will appear.
However, that is not always the case!
Even with some of the most highly rated and easy-to-use bread machines, however, it is not yet a completely automated operation. Of course, before allowing the machine to run alone in the kitchen, you must attend to a few other things.
Bread mix is one of them!
Bread is a type of food that you will soon eat. So you need to treat and prepare it the right way. If you make a mistake while preparing the bread mix, you will ruin the loaf of bread and have to start over.
Baking is still a science, even with a bread maker!
Of course, we learn as time goes on, but it’s always useful to get some guidance and essential information when it comes to certain topics. You can’t launch a rocket into space without any knowledge at all.
It’s not difficult to make bread in a bread maker; however, if the dough is treated correctly, it will provide you with an astronomical taste.
To make a long story short, without any further ado, let’s show you how to use bread mix in a bread maker the correct way!
Successful Mixing and Use of Bread Mix
Let’s get started by discussing how to properly use the bread mix in a bread maker. It’s important that the mix is done correctly before we go any further.
The first time you use your bread machine, of course, you’ll follow the instructions that came with it.
You’ll be shown what to put in the machine and how much of each ingredient to use to make the ideal bread there. However, most of the time, you will discover that the technique does not result in a loaf of bread that pleases you.
This can be disappointing!
After you’ve mastered the basics of bread making using a bread mixer, you’ll have to come up with your own methods for mixing and applying the dough within the machine in order for the resulting loaf of bread to be just as delicious as before.
The first thing you may notice is that your bread maker doesn’t mix the components thoroughly enough to create great bread. If that’s the case, you’ll need to premix your ingredients again before proceeding.
However, this only works best when you use your bread maker’s timer delay option, rather than allowing the appliance to begin baking as soon as you add the ingredients.
However, if you use a timer, let us offer you a helpful tip for combining your ingredients.
First, add the water, salt, sugar, fat and egg to the bread maker’s container or bread pan.
After that, you can go ahead and start combining the ingredients you’ve already added – by moving the container or a wooden spoon, for example. The flour should be placed in a mound in the center of the recipient, after which you make a hole in its center and insert the yeast.
You’ll be able to use the same method with any bread recipe you find, so try it out on different types of loaves. You may use a similar approach for all sorts of bread items as long as they are baked in an oven at high temperature for a long duration (about 1 hour).
You might need to change some of the ingredients or the amounts in order to make the perfect bread mix. Feel free to try different ways to mix the ingredients to see what works best.
Don’t need to worry about changing the bread mix recipe. Be confident when you make changes to it to fit your needs. At the end of the day, it’s just bread! If you can’t eat it you can adjust your recipe and start over!
Using the Bread Mix with your Bread Maker
Don’t be afraid to check on the dough while it’s being stirred or kneaded. After all, you have to make sure it has the right viscosity and isn’t too dry or rigid.
After the dough is just how you want it and the bread machine has completed the kneading part of the procedure, use a kitchen towel or a paper towel to clean any extra flour that may be inside the container. Flour spots on a loaf’s crust can be caused by excess flour.
Another thing you may do to make the most of your bread mix is to take the paddles out of the machine just before the loaf of bread begins to bake.
It’s difficult to time this the first few times, but if you learn how, you’ll be able to say goodbye to holes and rips on the bottom of your bread.
You may also shape the dough, while it is inside the container, to give it the form a loaf of bread should have.
The dough is most often left with an unattractive appearance at the end of mixing and kneading, resulting in an unpleasant-shaped loaf of bread.
However, you may alter this, and if you do, the bread mix will be uniformly distributed within the container, ensuring that the baking occurs as it should.
Of course, when it comes to the proper use of bread mix, certain factors may come before others – for example, the order in which you put the components into the machine or what type of ingredients you choose to use while making the mix.
But, after all, if you stick to what we’ve said up to this point, you’ll be sure that your bread mix is put to good use.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about how to make bread in a bread maker. It may seem like a lot to remember at first, but after making a few loaves of bread you’ll get the hang of it and be able to customize your recipes to create the perfect loaf of bread for your family.
Give it a try today!