How do I convert bread machine recipe?
I just joined this forum and am really glad to have found it. I recently purchased a Bosch Universal mixer to make bread in. The only breads I have previously made were in a bread machine. But I need help.
How do I convert the bread machine recipes so that I can now make them in my mixer? In what order must I put in the ingredients? Liquid or dry ingredients first? Can I put the yeast in directly from the jar or must I first dissolve it in water? When do I add raisins to the mixture?
Also, how long do I mix the dough? Do I let it rise only once and for about how long?
One recipe calls for 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten for a 1 1/2 lb. loaf in the bread machine. Is it recommended that I double or triple the gluten when doubling (or tripling) the recipe?
I do not want to use a starter, at least not yet. I'm hoping to figure this out and make some great homemade bread (DH has been bugging me for some).
Thank you for any advice.