Sandwich Bread
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QuisUtDeus Wrote:If you look at the bread machine instructions closely, it does proof the yeast in a sense.  Most bread machines heat the ingredients to a particular temperature before mixing them.  They will call this "preheating" or some such thing.

With the ingredients at the right temperature, the yeast is "proofed" while it is mixed.  In other words, the entire mess becomes the proofing solution rather than just water.

If you try to do this with room temperature ingredients by hand, you are doomed to failure.  Yeast needs to be activated at the proper temperature whether you are making wine or bread.  With bread machines, they usually do it for you.  If you are making bread by hand, or wine, you have to do it.

The problem with letting the "mess" do the proofing is that if you end up with a batch of dead or phlegmatic yeast, you've just wasted a whole pile of flour and maybe a cup or two of milk, etc. The point of proofing is to make sure your yeast is live and perky before risking the loss of more than a little water and sugar.

My prejudice against bread machines has nothing to do with whether or not they are capable of raising a yeasty loaf. No amount of proofing proselytization on their behalf is going to convince me to use one even if I ever do have a kitchen with space enough to store one of the evil contraptions. Y'all are welcome to 'em, though.

I do understand the science behind proofing, sort of. At any rate, I can follow directions. Now do you have a favorite (conventional) recipe to share?
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Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Sandwich Bread - by remnant - 02-08-2009, 10:03 PM
Sandwich Bread - by frerejacques - 02-08-2009, 10:36 PM
Sandwich Bread - by introibo - 02-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-09-2009, 11:13 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 11:19 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Sandwich Bread - by frerejacques - 02-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Anastasia - 02-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 12:29 PM
Sandwich Bread - by mom - 02-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Sandwich Bread - by mom - 02-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 03:22 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 04:15 PM
Sandwich Bread - by introibo - 02-09-2009, 04:31 PM
Sandwich Bread - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Sandwich Bread - by mom - 02-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 05:25 PM
Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-09-2009, 06:04 PM
Sandwich Bread - by mom - 02-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Faithful_Hannah - 02-09-2009, 09:20 PM
Sandwich Bread - by introibo - 02-10-2009, 10:15 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Sandwich Bread - by AdoramusTeChriste - 02-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 01:24 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Deidre - 02-12-2009, 04:25 AM
Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-12-2009, 06:15 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 02-12-2009, 09:59 AM
Sandwich Bread - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 08-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 08-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Texican - 08-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 08-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Texican - 08-08-2010, 08:27 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-08-2010, 08:29 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by alicewyf - 08-09-2010, 12:21 AM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by Satori - 08-10-2010, 11:13 PM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-11-2010, 06:29 AM
Re: Sandwich Bread - by alicewyf - 08-11-2010, 11:04 PM



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