The Fresh Loaf

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Hello from Bayside, NY

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JoyStitch

Hello from Bayside, NY

Had a bread machine about 10 years ago and made bread for about 3 years until the machine wore out. Haven't made bread since, and I never saw bread machines advertised or when I shopped. Recently though I've been thinking about how much we enjoyed making bread back then - both of our girls were still home. So I bought a new Breadman machine online using "points" over the summer, and made my first loaf this afternoon. Total disaster! Never had anything like this happen!

Used the whole wheat yogurt bread recipe that came with the breadman and fresh yeast, and the dough never rose and barely held together. I believe the recipe should have asked for more liquid for one thing, and in the future I will open the machine more during the kneading.

I have a white loaf in the machine now. I've been checking it frequently. Hope this recipe works!

I would welcome any advice. Does anyone else use the Breadman machine?

 

Joyce  (JoyStitch)