Considering a bread machine...please advise!
Hello! I'm so excited to have found this forum, after countless bread machine failures. :(
I have been through 2 different bread machines trying to make breads without any white flours. I have tried countless 100% whole wheat recipes, spelt recipes, oat and bran recipes, etc. I have followed recipes exactly, and have tried making my own up too. I have made ONE loaf that rose and tasted beautiful, and like I said, countless others that taste ok but don't rise properly. The machines I have used are a Breadman Corner Bakery machine and the other one was my mom's and I don't remember what it was. I am beside myself and nobody can figure out why the recipes don't work...I follow all the basic rules, I've read all about breadmaking with machines, I've used recipes in my manual as well as from a Breadman book that I purchased, etc.
So, my only idea is to try another machine. This is what I want to achieve:
-bread with NO white or enriched bread flour (only 100% whole wheat or whole grain)
-uniform loaves that look like what you get at the store
-longer/thinner loaves rather than round chubby ones
Does anyone have any advice on what bread machine might best suit my needs? I don't care what it costs! LOL!
This is the machine that I have been considering thus far...http://trishops.stores.yahoo.net/zojhombaktra.html
Thank you for any help! Clare