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Panasonic Bread Maker SD - 2500 WXC

July 24, 2016 - 10:46am -- Bonsai2


I have recently moved from an Anthony Warrel Thompson Breville Breadmaker to the Panasonic SD - 2500 which I picked up from e-Bay at  a cost of just over £30.00.

What a difference in the loaf quality, crust, and taste.  I have tried a few of the panasonic recipes and they are very good but the recipes from 'Brilliant Breadmaking' by 'Catherine Allison' take the biscuit!

Having taken advice from fellow contributors to 'The Fresh loaf', I have tried reducing the recipe sugar levels by 50% or completely without any loss of quality and taste.

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bread-making machine, dense bread

June 8, 2016 - 12:36am -- Wulfsige

I follow the recipe book accompanying my Panasonic breadmaker 'to the letter'; I use warm water checking with a thermometer that it is ca 80 to 90 degrees. My 70% wholemeal bread is dense and heavy, hardly risen, and still coagulated at the centre. Adding a teaspoon of gluten improved it next time, but only a little. What might be going wrong - the machine, the recipe, or me? Any advice will be very welcome.

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Reducing the recommended sugar quantity

May 14, 2016 - 4:25pm -- Bonsai2

I have just made the best looking and best tasting loaf on my Breville breadmaker to date.  50% wholemeal and 50% white flour.  The only downside is that the bread is too sweet for my taste.  The recipe stated to add one tbsp of caster sugar for a 750g loaf.

If I reduce the sugar quantity by 25% or 50% is it likely to affect any of the other ingredients and spoil the makeup of the loaf?




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After the bread maker has finished baking it goes into continued heating mode

May 9, 2016 - 2:39pm -- Bonsai2


After my breadmaker has baked the loaf, taking approximately 3 hours 10 minutes, it goes into a heating mode for 60 minutes with the ignition light flashing until the 60 minutes is up.  Is it necessary to leave the loaf in the breadmaker for 60 minutes>

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Raisin Bread screw up

April 16, 2016 - 5:53am -- BartJY

Hi Folks,

I'm new to bread making and I have what is probably a simple question:

I followed a bread machine recipe for raisin bread and mistakenly added dry milk where none was asked for. The recipe was:

1 cup and 2 tablespoons of water

2 tablespoons of butter

3 cups bread flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 1/2 yeast

3/4 cup raisins

and to that I mistakenly added 3 tablespoons of dry milk.

Question: have I ruined the raisin bread. What will the milk do to the bread?

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Panasonic SD-2500 & Rye Bread

March 9, 2016 - 3:26am -- MariaJP

I want to bake rye bread in my SD2500 Panasonic Breadmaker (Mother's Day present). At a glance, I do not see a great difference between this model and SD25001 which has a rye bread kneading blade. I have ordered a genuine Panasonic rye kneading blade and hope it will work. Have you tried baking rye bread in SD-2500?


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