Sandwich Bread
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Satori Wrote:
PaxVobiscum Wrote:
Satori Wrote:Just to let you all know, I do not and will not use a bread machine, and never again will I not proof my yeast. I must have a recipe that doesn't negate yeast-proofing and that involves conventional kneading.

If you get arthritis in your hands, you may change your mind about bread machines. Ask me how I know. :sad:

I've been baking bread since 1967, following my grandmother's example. We first got a bread machine around 1990 and one of the joys of a bread machine is that you can program it to start the bread during the night and have fresh hot bread ready for breakfast. Yum. It's like having elves working for you.

Also, I was teaching then so could only make bread the conventional way on the weekends, in addition to it hurting my hands to do the kneading. The advent of bread machines was a Godsend to us. A mixer with dough hooks is another good alternative to hand kneading if you want to form the loaves by hand, which I sometimes do. Yes, I miss kneading dough but that's life; things change and you have to adapt.

Aiee, I never meant to imply a judgment on people who use bread machines. What gives? Use your bread machine for whatever reason you like. I don't like them. My old roomie and I had one once, and it was a pain in the butt. There are surely better ones that aren't a pain in the butt, but they don't satisfy my reasons for making my own bread and the product they deliver, while good, is inferior to conventionally made bread.

Okay, I take it back: Someday I MAY use a bread machine if making bread by hand becomes too difficult. But that isn't the case now, and I want recipes that employ conventional methods.

If kneading your dough by hand is important to you and you're able to do it, of course you don't want a bread machine. I understand that. If I were still able to knead dough, I wouldn't have bought one, either.

But if my bread machine -- and we have had more than one machine though all three still work -- didn't produce excellent bread, I wouldn't use it. If it were a pain in the butt to use, I wouldn't use it. I also have a Kitchenaid mixer with dough hooks that will knead dough for me, but it requires more clean-up than the bread machine, and more time to produce a loaf of bread. I use it, but not as often as the bread machine.

I just wanted to give a positive view of bread machines for those who may want to buy one, from the viewpoint of someone who baked bread by hand for more than twenty years before getting a machine. The second and third machines we got were cheap ones, a two for one sale, which my husband bought in case the old one broke down. We've used them all and none have broken down yet so I don't think the make of machine makes a great deal of difference. The recipes you use do make a difference, as recipes always do.

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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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