Author Topic: Breadmakers  (Read 2163 times)

Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2020, 06:28:42 pm »
I just made a 50/50 white/wholemeal large loaf in my Panasonic. Usually my efforts look slightly wobbly but taste fine. The one cooling on the rack now looks like something from a Panasonic advert its so perfect!

I will never be able to repeat it as I guess the amount of salt and use a "dollop" of local honey instead of sugar but just for once a perfect loaf.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2020, 06:51:05 pm »
This loaf is useless without photos!
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2020, 08:38:59 pm »
OK. Slight amount of symmetry lost as it cooled.



I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2020, 09:47:25 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2020, 12:27:09 am »
I have a Panasonic SD250 I think, courtesy of Suzuki. It's been working its little heart out the last two weeks making 3-4 loaves a day that are then shared with some of the poor/elderly/isolating people in the building. So far it's not missed a beat.

Oh and for myself I follow the standard recipe but I tend to add in some dried parsley, chilli powder and grated hard cheese. Nom
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:04 pm »
I couldn't get to it in time to get a photo of the untouched loaf.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2020, 01:11:14 pm »
OK. Slight amount of symmetry lost as it cooled.





Nice  :thumbsup:. BTW, my machine looks the same as yours.

I have flour again :smug:. Tesco was completely out last week when I went but a local bakery was able to supply me some.

I'll post a picture of my next loaf (if I remember...).

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2020, 12:14:00 pm »

P1030332 by pencyclist, on Flickr

Approx 25% wholemeal 400g, basic white cycle, dark crust. The crust has bubbled a little in a couple of places but no complaints there.
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2020, 08:05:16 am »
I'm experimenting with things other than "white loaf"  or "wholemeal loaf", apparently there are settings other than 1 or 4 on the Panasonic, who knew? :)

Did a 100% spelt loaf (50% white spelt 50% wholemeal spelt) and its very nice. Makes fantastic toast.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2020, 08:06:54 am »
A good experiment is a tablespoon of caraway seeds in a loaf, makes for great toast (as long as you like that kind of thing, obv)

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2020, 05:38:37 pm »
A good experiment is a tablespoon of caraway seeds in a loaf, makes for great toast (as long as you like that kind of thing, obv)

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2020, 05:45:24 pm »
'twas a revelation when I found out the flavour was caraway, and that the rye was virtually unnoticeable..... Why did they call it a rye loaf?

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2020, 06:32:21 pm »
I've no idea how much rye flour is in these loaves.
My other encounters with rye are pumpernickel, Ryvita & similar crispbreads and Grodz' black rye loaf, all of which are very dark.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2020, 07:19:54 pm »
Pumpernickel is a good way of explaining why most rye bread only contains a small proportion of rye flour.

I mean, I like pumpernickel well enough but...

Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2020, 08:00:45 pm »
I have once tried to make bread entirely with rye flour. Kneading it was a seriously good workout!
Tasted fine, but not good enough to make the work worthwhile.
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2020, 08:38:00 pm »
Realised today I haven't used my breadmaker since the first week of lockdown. Initially because we ran out of (wholemeal) flour and couldn't get any more, but subsequently because with everyone home all day, there's always someone to go out and "support local enterprise" (we have two decent bakeries within half a mile tops – three if you count Hobbs House, which I don't; their bread is great but too expensive and tends to verge on the poncy).
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2020, 09:48:00 pm »
I've now got a breadmaker - Panasonic SD-ZB2502
Made a few loafs, works fine, nice and easy to do. Set the timer last night, fresh bread ready at lunch time. Tried the XL size (600g flour) - it is rather tall, not the easiest to slice.


My brother works at the wholesalers, so got me a 16kg sack of strong white flour, plus 500g of yeast. Should keep me going for a while.
And will try some more interesting ingredients. Noticed a recipe in the instructions for cider apple bread.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2020, 10:28:30 am »
I've been using fresh yeast for the past week or so. Can't use the timer function but that's no hardship as the results are better :thumbsup:.
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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2020, 11:32:19 am »
I've now got a breadmaker - Panasonic SD-ZB2502
Made a few loafs, works fine, nice and easy to do. Set the timer last night, fresh bread ready at lunch time. Tried the XL size (600g flour) - it is rather tall, not the easiest to slice.

After having one of these for a couple of years a solution to this finally dawned on my last week. Cut a crust off one end then stand the loaf on the cut side. Its now a much better shape for slicing!
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Breadmakers
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2020, 03:43:32 pm »
I've now got a breadmaker - Panasonic SD-ZB2502
Made a few loafs, works fine, nice and easy to do. Set the timer last night, fresh bread ready at lunch time. Tried the XL size (600g flour) - it is rather tall, not the easiest to slice.

After having one of these for a couple of years a solution to this finally dawned on my last week. Cut a crust off one end then stand the loaf on the cut side. Its now a much better shape for slicing!

I used to make 600g loaves pretty well all the time. We would slice it straight down the middle and treat it as two loaves.
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