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October 4, 2011 7:19 AM   Subscribe

I got a bread machine! Tell me all your tasty recipes!
posted by beshtya to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I found this one somewhere on the Internet a while back. It makes great sandwich bread. I usually put the (warm) water in first, followed by the brown sugar, then the yeast and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then I add the rest. I use the basic setting on the machine, but you might want to try experimenting with different settings.

Hearty Multigrain Bread


3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon millet
1 tablespoon quinoa
1 cup bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon dry milk powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons bread machine yeast


Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start.
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:25 AM on October 4, 2011 [2 favorites]

Anything with buttermilk in it.
posted by Melismata at 7:34 AM on October 4, 2011

Rye Rolls

1 cup plus one tablespoon water
2 tablespoons sugar
1.25 cups whole rye flour
2.25 teaspoons instant yeast
0.5 cup all-natural sour cream
(optional one teaspoon to two tablespoons caraway seeds or sesame seeds)
1.5 teaspoons salt
2 cups white 100% whole wheat flour (King Arthur brand, which is lighter than whole wheat flour made from red wheat)
2 tablespoons wheat gluten

In the pan of a bread machine, mix the water, sugar, rye flour, and yeast together with a non-scratching spoon or spatula. Let the dough rest for twenty minutes, while the yeast wakes up and becomes bubbly. Add sour cream, seeds, salt, wheat flour, and gluten, then place in bread machine on "dough" setting. When the dough is ready (1.5 hours later in my machine), divide the rolls into 12 or 16 or 24 equal parts, depending on the size of roll you want, roll between your hands, and then flatten to the shape of a hamburger patty. Place on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes, then preheat the oven to 425°F.

While the oven is preheating, brush the rolls with water, using a pastry brush or silicone brush, and sprinkle on seeds, if desired. (Water works just as well as beaten egg yolk and is less trouble.) Use sesame seeds for hamburgers, or a mixture of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced dried garlic, minced dried toasted onion, and kosher salt for "everything" buns.

When the oven is preheated, bake the rolls until their internal temperature reads between 190 and 200°F on an instant read thermometer, about twelve minutes.

Sausage buns

Include 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds in the dough. Cut a one-pound kielbasa into eight pieces, and wrap each one in one-eighth of the dough, when it comes out of the bread machine. Wrap carefully and place seam-side-down on the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Cook in a 425°F oven until the instant read thermometer says at least 190°F in the middle, about fifteen minutes.

Here is a link to the original on which the above recipes are based: King Arthur Caraway Rye Bread. It does not call for the use of a bread machine, and it calls for more water and different flours, and doesn't mention buns or sausage rolls.
posted by Ery at 7:57 AM on October 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


In bucket of bread machine, combine (in this order):
3/4 cups water
1/2 stick margarine
3 eggs + one egg white - retain 4th yolk for later
1 1/2 tsp salt
4-4 1/2 tbsp sugar
4 1/2 cups flour (we like to mix white bread flour with whole wheat)
make a well in the flour and add 2 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

Set machine to dough setting and start.

When dough is done, braid and let rise another half hour. Makes 3 small, 2 large, 8-10 rolls, or one giant 6-braid.

Mix 4th yolk with some water and brush over braided loaves. Top with sesame seeds or poppy seeds if you prefer.

Bake for 30 minutes for 2 or 3 loaves, 25 minutes for rolls, 35 minutes for one huge one.
posted by Mchelly at 8:12 AM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

The great thing about owning such a retro machine as a bread machine (and that's not a slur, I LOVE mine), is you can find early '90s cookbooks solely devoted to bread machine recipes for about $0.50 at your local thrift store. I have this one and simply love it-- all of the recipes have turned out very well! And at $0.50, you can just hit up your local Goodwill and buy ten different bread machine books and go nuts experimenting!

The best thing you can do for your bread machine recipes, though, is probably understand a little bit how bread works. It's worth skimming through the lessons on the Fresh Loaf even if you only ever make bread in your machine-- just so you know when a recipe calls for 1 tsp. of yeast and you should probably add a little more, because this batch of flour seems heavy, etc.
posted by WidgetAlley at 8:16 AM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

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posted by mkultra at 8:16 AM on October 4, 2011 [2 favorites]

I am eating my sandwich at my desk, made with this homemade honey wheat bread I just made in my machine this morning. I often set the timer in advance to be finished baking when I wake up. It's so lovely to wake up to fresh bread. And this is a great, 100% whole wheat recipe.

Enjoy! :)
posted by Falwless at 10:09 AM on October 4, 2011

Oh, and make sure to add all wet ingredients plus any additional ingredients that are not flour & yeast to the machine pan first. Then add flour, dig a little hole in the top of the flour with your fingertip and pour the yeast into that little groove. This keeps the yeast separate from the water and salt, and is very important.
posted by Falwless at 10:12 AM on October 4, 2011

This is my favorite plain bread recipe, I make it almost every day.

1.5 cup warm water
2 tbsp sugar
3 tsp yeast
4 cups flour
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt

One inherent problem with bread machines is that the heating element doesn't get as hot as a regular oven and you get a thick crust. I usually use my bread machine to proof/knead/rise then take bake in a conventional oven.
posted by wongcorgi at 10:46 AM on October 4, 2011

Don't forget that you can use a bread machine to make dough, then take it out and make whatever great stuff you want: cinnamon rolls, hot dog buns, bread in a bread-shaped pad, etc.
posted by CathyG at 6:11 PM on October 5, 2011

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