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What type of oil

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david32

What type of oil

Hi i am David  from Belfast and just joined the fourm  and need some help i have a Bifinett  bread maker  and  am trying to bake my first loaf  it is a Whole wheat bread  but it tell me that i need  2 EI Oil  along with the other ingredients so hope some could help please

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Chuck

I suspect that "EI" is a measure of how much  ...and I also suspect it's the victim of a typo. (For example could it somehow really mean "deci-liter"?) Is the original recipe metric or Imperial, weights or volumes or mixed? Is it on the web? If so, where?


Generally for bread, recipes will specify a particular kind of edible oil only in the cases where it matters; the most common example is "olive oil". If the recipe doesn't specify any particular type, the default is the generic stuff I've always heard called "salad oil" (which might also be referred to as "cooking oil" or "safflower oil" or "peanut oil" or "vegetable oil" or "corn oil").

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tssaweber

If the recipe has a german origin then it could mean "Essloeffel" which mean tabelspoon in english.


Thomas


 

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Chuck

I think that's it, as their recipes in English specify the amount of oil in Tablespoons.

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jemar

 I would guess that the recipe IS German as I have a digital scales which is the same brand as your new bread machine and I bought it from LIDL, a German supermarket which operates here in the UK.  Many of their products are produced in Germany , they are well made and well priced!

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david32

Thank you all for your replies  i put on a small amount of sunflower oil and the bead  turned out OK a little moist but not bad had two slices for breakfast  i think i will put a little Les flour in the next time and see if that helps the moistness.