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Clae's picture

Looking good recipe

Well I have finally created a recipe that I am reasonably happy with for sandwich bread. I made it Monday arvo, and today is Thurs and the outside was a bit dry but the inside of what was left was still soft. So I am pleased. It still needs a little tweaking. I made it soley in my breadmaker as Miss 15 month old was having a clingy arvo. But I think the breadmaker overcooked it slightly. And left a softer crust. So today Im doing hte dough in the machine, then giving it another knead and rise before oven baking. With a salt water solution on top. Maybe some sesame seeds.

1 cup water
2 tablespoon oil (I used Olive)
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
3 1/2 cups of Flour ( I used plain all purpose flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
1 teaspoon of salt 


If anyone has any suggestions that may help plese let me know. It didnt rise as much as I would have liked. But that could just be the machine.


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Mini Oven

you might want to up it to 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1.6 %  which is still a low amount of salt.  Average ranges around 2%.   A low salt  loaf will not rise as high as one with 2%.

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Thank you I will try that with the next one