Operating a breadmaker is not difficult – after all, the device already does most things by itself. Nevertheless, of course, you still have to perform some steps yourself, and you should do it properly. In our article, we give a brief instruction along with some classic recipes.
Dimensions in the breadmaker
First of all, it is important to find out what size bread can be baked in your machine. You will have to adjust the recipes to this later (if you do not use ready-made baking mixes).
As a rule, the standard sizes are
- 500 g
- 750 g
- 1.000 g
- 1.250 g
In large breadmakers, the bread size can also be reduced. In this case, you must select the appropriate bread quantity via the settings menu.
As a rule of thumb: for a small loaf (500 g and 750 g)you need two cups of flour, for a large loaf (1,000 – 1,250 g) three cups.
Recipe for simple white bread
- 270 ml warm water
- 21 g sugar
- 7.5 g salt
- 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil
- 470 g flour
- ½ packet of dry yeast
Recipe for farmhouse bread
for 750 g
- 180 ml water
- 100 ml milk
- 250 g flour type 1050
- 230 g flour type 550
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 20 g butter
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
Baking bread in the breadmaker – step by step
- Ingredients according to the recipe above
1. prepare breadmaker
Remove the pan from the machine. Insert the dough hooks. Weigh and combine all ingredients.
2. pour in “wet” ingredients
All liquids must be warm (at least 27 °C!) otherwise the yeast cannot work properly. First add water and all other wet ingredients to the mold.
3. add dry ingredients
Add all dry ingredients (salt, sugar) to the mold, finally add the flour.
4. add yeast
Make a small indentation in the dough and add the yeast. Replace the mold and close the lid.
5. let the bread bake
Make the necessary settings on the machine: Bread quantity, type of flour (according to operating instructions), quick program if desired, browning degree for the crust. Press the Start button and let the machine work.
When the kneading process is finished, the dough hooks can be removed. To do this, brush your hands with oil or dust them with flour so that the dough does not stick to your hands. Some appliances have retractable dough hooks. It is then not necessary to remove the dough hooks.
6. remove bread
Using an oven mitt, grasp the handle and remove the pan. Remove the bread from the pan using a plastic spatula and allow to cool.