bread maker recipes?

the ones it came with all have milk powder and it's american quanities

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06/01/2007 at 13:23
anyone got recipes with uk quantities and without the milk powder?
or is it really necessary to make a decent loaf?

(how middle class is this thread?)


Duck Girl    pirate
06/01/2007 at 13:27
no - vegan housemate does it without milk powder.
i'll ask him when he is home.
06/01/2007 at 13:30
I have a panasonic bread maker - the recipes all state that you use milk powder but I just leave it out. The bread is fine without it.
06/01/2007 at 13:45
Lurks, I've got an English version. For basic white bread it states:

9fl oz water
1lb strong white bread flour
1.5 tsp salt
2 tsp caster sugar
1.5 tbsp dried milk powder
1oz butter
.5 tsp easy blend dried yeast

I have never made it without the milk powder, but I can't see it makes much difference.

Brown bread quantities are the same, but use soft brown sugar instead of caster sugar and strong brown bread flour.

If you like, I'll take the recipe book to work on Monday and photocopy it and let you have a copy.
06/01/2007 at 13:47
i was wondering about that Angua
will try that next

have just put a regular bread recipe and am expecting a disaster


06/01/2007 at 13:49
1lb of flour?
you must have a much bigger machine than me
i think ours only takes half that quantity

easy enough to half though
that would be great squishy

06/01/2007 at 13:55
It makes a 1.5lb loaf, according to the book! I haven't made any for ages.... I might make some now. It smells gorgeous when it's cooking!

Crashie says we've got your address, so I'll do that on Monday and pop a copy in the post to you.
06/01/2007 at 15:17
Standard loaves in my machine:

yeast 1/2 tsp
strong white flour 400g
sugar 1 tbsp
butter 15g
milk powder 1 tbsp
salt 1 tsp
water 280ml

if using half white half wholemeal, increase water to 300ml

yeast 1 tsp
strong white flour 500g
sugar 1 tbsp
butter 25g
milk powder 1.5 tbsp
salt 1.5 tsp
water 350ml

if using half white half wholemeal, increase water to 360ml and sugar to 1.5 tbsp

Nowt wrong with being middle class :-)

(How can a vegan use yeast? That's a living organism. Murderer!)
06/01/2007 at 15:21
Says in my user's manual that the milk powder enhances flavour and adds nutritional value. Doesn't say anything about it being essential for the bread to bake properly. So you can probably leave it out.
06/01/2007 at 15:24
my mum's just given me hers, with the recipe leaflet, i shall email you some if you like...
06/01/2007 at 15:39
i knew there would be loads of people on here with machines


06/01/2007 at 15:41
just dont call me middle class

i'm a trendy leftie OK

06/01/2007 at 15:42
thanks guys

06/01/2007 at 15:55
we all used to be that
before we got mortgages
and car loans

etc etc
06/01/2007 at 15:56
my house smells of bread
so even if it comes out flat as a pancake
the house still smells nice

06/01/2007 at 16:03
Correction Haille - you're an arty farty trendy lefty.

06/01/2007 at 16:10
indeed i am

and 'precious' too
06/01/2007 at 16:33
I never put the powdered milk in, my husband always does...there's no difference in the loaves.

Re: american quantities, is it measured in cups? If so you can buy standard american cups which are actually easier than faffing around with weighting scales.

Happy baking
06/01/2007 at 16:42
How did your bread come out Lurker?

After much experimenting I now do the following with my Panasonic & either use wholemeal, Granary or Rye mixes & they always turn out good. Size L.

1 tsp yeast
500g W/M flour
1 tbsp sugar (I use fruit sugar)
25g (or just 1 tbsp scoop) of margarine (vegan)
1 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp vit. C powder
360ml water

yummy bread eating :))

06/01/2007 at 17:11
it came out ok
the boys liked it anyway
although i know my mother in law would not be happy that we were eating it warm


i think it was a bit flat though
could have done with a bit more something
yeast or water or both i think

will try again with my next batch

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