Baking your own loaf of bread always has that excitement ingrained in it when you pull out the fragrant, hot bread out of your bread maker. Baking bread requires expertise and has always been considered a skill. But, not anymore!With the help of the right appliance, you can easily make fresh bread at home.
With this must-have kitchen device at your disposal, you can bake your own bread easily, hygienically and conveniently. The bread makerdoesn’t need any manual intervention other than adding the ingredients to the appliance. The bread maker price varies according to the features it has and with a good product, you don’t need to worry about anything. If you are a beginner, you can try these bread recipes to start with.
White Sandwich Bread
This is the basic bread that is used for making toasts, sandwiches etc. The process starts with proofing the yeast. Add 2 teaspoons of active-dry yeast to a cup of warm water and wait for about 5 minutes for it to become active. Now add 6 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, the yeast water, and 1 cup milk to the bread maker and press the pre-programmed setting for basic bread and sit back and relax. Once the bread is ready, you will hear a beep and you can take it out and enjoy.
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
This bread is always preferred by health-conscious people. It has a certain chewy texture and a deep nutty flavour, which makes it the perfect choice for a variety of sandwiches and for eating it with peanut butter. Everything else remainsthe same as the white sandwich bread except that you need to replace the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and set the menu on whole wheat bread setting. The appliance will take care of the rest.
This simple-to-make bread with herbs and salt is perfect when served with a glass of wine. Take 2¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast in 1¾ cups of warm water and leave for 5 minutes. Now add 3½ cups of white flour and ½ cup of whole wheat flour along with yeast water, 2 teaspoons salt, 4½ tablespoons of olive oil and 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary. Choose the French bread setting on the bread maker and get your wine glasses ready while the appliancemakes rosemary focaccia for you.
If you have a sudden craving for fresh bread, this no-time quick recipeis an ideal choice. You will require slightly more active dry yeast here (nearly 4½ teaspoons) and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add it to 1½ cups of warm water and leave it for 5 minutes. Once it dissolves, add 3½ cups bread flour, ¾ teaspoon balsamic vinegar, 1¼ teaspoon of salt and the yeast water to your bread maker. Choose the setting ‘Quick Bread’ on it and get ready to taste quickly made fresh bread.
Baking bread at home is not a time-consuming or labour-intensive task, provided you own a bread maker. So, buy a bread maker and bid adieu to store-purchased bread. With the above recipes, you willnot be a beginner anymore –you will soon become a professional homemade bread baker.