Can anyone help me with a question about making dough in a Panasonic, please?
I've always baked a wee bit of bread- one fail safe recipe, basically- but I was away with friends at New Year and they made wonderful bread, so I've bought a couple of books and have got stuck in.
My problem is that I'm time poor. I want to come home and throw the dough in the oven; so I did a bit of research and bought a really good Panasonic bread machine; and I've made a couple of perfectly fine loaves in it. BUT I really want it to make the dough for me, so I can then bake it in the oven. And, to my consternation, the timer, which I had checked out, doesn't work on the dough cycles. And it always asks you to switch off the machine when the cycle is finished.
So, my question is this. If I put the dough cycle on and go to bed/work and not switch the machine off at the end of the cycle, how much trouble can I get into? Can I just leave it in the pan, and turn it out, shape it and leave it an hour before baking it. Or do I have to take it out of teh machine as soon as it's done?