The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 16, 2005
    Location
    Elmwood, Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,368

    Default Bread making assistance please

    My MD has told me to switch my diet to all whole grains
    and I am now using my bread machine to make all my
    bread. I have been told that yeast can be purchased
    from online sources at lower prices than yeast from
    grocery stores. Anyone have a good source to suggest?

    Also, my husband loves pumpernickel and the recipes
    I have tried so far have not turned out very tasty. Does
    anyone have a bread machine friendly pumpernickel
    recipe that they enjoy?
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2009
    Posts
    1,172

    Default

    Try the King Arthur flour website - they have great recipes and you can get yeast and stuff from them. They also have a forum where you can post questions and get answers from the KA experts :-)

    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/RecipeHome

    The hardest part of making bread is making the dough - and most machines have a dough-only setting that will mix, knead and let the dough go through the first rise, all right in the machine. So you can pull the finished dough from the machine, finalize the shaping, and bake it in your oven. You may get better results by trying this. I think the whole grain stuff comes out better this way.


    4 members found this post helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    12,798

    Default

    Yup, KAF is the best
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 24, 1999
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    3,379

    Default

    I agree, I love KAF for my bread maker. It's the only wheat flour I've had luck with, the store brands come out weird for some reason.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2005
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    6,797

    Default

    ...I just buy mine from Amazon. In bulk. The stuff keeps practically forever in the freezer.

    King Arthur Flour can not only hook you up with great bread recipes, but they have a free baker's hotline staffed by pro bakers who've seen and heard it all. If you ever need help, call them.

    Bread machine pumpernickel recipe from KAF:
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recip...on-loaf-recipe

    And the hotline:
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/contact/
    ________________________
    Resident COTH saddle nerd. (CYA: Not a pro, just a long-time enthusiast!)
    http://twitter.com/jenlmichaels


    1 members found this post helpful.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,031

    Default

    King Arthur flour all the way - I use it except for some specialty flours that I get at my local co-op. Also, I don't use a bread machine because I am persnickity about controlling the process, but were I to use one, I would just use it to mix and knead. White flour, by the way, is ok in Gold Medal or another decent brand, but their whole wheats aren't finely ground enough or something.

    As for pumpernickle I don't make that, because I don't really like it. So no help there. I mostly only make breads that my grandmother made (I learned to bake bread from her - she grew up in the 1800's and was STILL making 2 loaves a week when she died at 95).


    1 members found this post helpful.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,031

    Default

    King Arthur flour all the way - I use it except for some specialty flours that I get at my local co-op. Also, I don't use a bread machine because I am persnickity about controlling the process, but were I to use one, I would just use it to mix and knead. White flour, by the way, is ok in Gold Medal or another decent brand, but their whole wheats aren't finely ground enough or something.

    As for pumpernickle I don't make that, because I don't really like it. So no help there. I mostly only make breads that my grandmother made (I learned to bake bread from her - she grew up in the 1800's and was STILL making 2 loaves a week when she died at 95).



  8. #8
    Join Date
    May. 21, 2004
    Location
    N. TX...just N.East of paradise...
    Posts
    2,026

    Default

    Before you do this, PLEASE read the book "Wheat Belly"...read it twice....really....it's important....
    "As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."- William James
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Proud member of the Wheat Loss Clique.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar. 16, 2000
    Location
    Chatham, NY USA
    Posts
    4,100

    Default

    KAF - I use their Unbleached All-Purpose and White Whole Wheat for everything (usually mixed half & half); mix with Whole Wheat for whole wheat bread. I just noticed that they have a Gluten Free Multi-Purpose, too.

    Carol
    www.ayliprod.com
    Equine Photography in the Northeast



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun. 14, 2006
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    11,372

    Default

    You may also enjoy tastier breads if you make them by hand. Although it takes time, I really think that hand made tastes better than bread machine. You can also make a few loaves on a weekend and freeze. Bread freezes pretty well!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


    1 members found this post helpful.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct. 4, 2010
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    559

    Default

    If you want good bread, don't use a bread machine.

    Bread made by hand is SO much better; I honestly don't know how people eat the machine-made stuff.

    Of course, my husband is a baker so it's easy for me to be choosy! I don't have to bake it! LOL
    In order to think outside the box, one must first know what is in the box.



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun. 14, 2006
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    11,372

    Default

    I am also a fan of any recipe that allows me to PUNCH something.

    hee hee.
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


    2 members found this post helpful.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul. 13, 2008
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    496

    Default

    Could some flours have issues that make my bread fall every single time I try to make it? I bought some organic wheat flour off amazon, but every time I've tried to bake, my loaves fall or don't rise enough. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've followed several different recipes and it happens each time.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun. 14, 2006
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    11,372

    Default

    Don't quote me on this...might be worth researching though. I think that with some types of flour, you may have to add more baking powder if you want a fluffier bread rather than a very dense one. You may also want to look at what you're using as binder (typically egg). There may be adaptations for ingredients, raise time, etc that you have to consider when using some of the various flours.

    Again, I'm not an expert on this. I've really only used a bread maker a handful of times for fairly benign recipes. The rest of the time, I do it by hand and when you do it that way, you're watching the dough and doing things on the dough's schedule, not the bread machine's schedule.

    I have to run out to the store quick, but I may google around for that when I get back. I'm interested too!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov. 12, 2009
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,353

    Default

    Love KAF! Going on a road trip next month with my friend I "critter" sat for.



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb. 24, 1999
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    3,379

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Belair View Post
    Could some flours have issues that make my bread fall every single time I try to make it? I bought some organic wheat flour off amazon, but every time I've tried to bake, my loaves fall or don't rise enough. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've followed several different recipes and it happens each time.
    Yes, I believe so. I had a bag of store-brand wheat flour that was making disastrous breads in my bread maker. I tried several recipes, all which had been been successful before, and nothing was coming out. My bread machine's trouble shooting section listed "bad flour" as a reason for loaves not rising properly. I don't exactly know what makes flour "bad," but I'm convinced that was the cause.

    I switched back to the KAF wheat flour that I had been using before and haven't had trouble since. Try a different bag of flour in your recipes and see what happens.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb. 19, 2009
    Posts
    4,534

    Default

    Another vote for not using a bread machine. I have NEVER had good bread out of one. Don't really know why?



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    12,798

    Default

    The type of bread machine makes a difference also. I've gotten better loaves out of my "Zo" than I did from its predecessor. I am guessing it is because the Zo makes horizontal loaves and the older one made deeper loaves and the yeast didn't have enough push. And not all yeasts are the same. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/...nt-yeast-16-oz works best for sweet bread
    This stuff should be illegal
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recip...n-bread-recipe

    TRY to let it cool, spread with almond butter and strawberry jam.
    Leftovers make great french toast
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2007
    Location
    Hollowed out volcano in the South Pacific.
    Posts
    11,125

    Default

    My bread machine made fine bread. I just stopped using it.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul. 13, 2008
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    496

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Yes, I believe so. I had a bag of store-brand wheat flour that was making disastrous breads in my bread maker. I tried several recipes, all which had been been successful before, and nothing was coming out. My bread machine's trouble shooting section listed "bad flour" as a reason for loaves not rising properly. I don't exactly know what makes flour "bad," but I'm convinced that was the cause.

    I switched back to the KAF wheat flour that I had been using before and haven't had trouble since. Try a different bag of flour in your recipes and see what happens.
    I'll pick up some new flour then and hope it works. I'm not using a bread machine, and I used to sell bread to the neighborhood when I was a kid. I couldn't have completely lost my touch in the last 20 years, right?



Similar Threads

  1. Bread Machine Question
    By GypsyQ in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Feb. 4, 2012, 03:16 PM
  2. The flask and bread box question
    By Alagirl in forum Hunting
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Nov. 14, 2010, 04:36 PM
  3. Feeding Bread?
    By BellaLuna in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Oct. 31, 2010, 02:20 AM
  4. Why is bread bad?
    By AlternativeMeasures in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: Mar. 29, 2010, 09:25 AM
  5. Anyone use Thorough-Bread feed?
    By TheHorseProblem in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Aug. 8, 2009, 06:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness