My 1st Bread ever
Hi. This is my first ever home baked bread. Made in a new Black & Decker bread making machine. It came out low on one side high on the other. The inside taste was not bad but I found a word that matched the consitance as "gummy". The booklet said do NOT open under any condition. I think I should not have believed that. Now I read that taking the dow out and reshaping it before the baking process would not be a bad thing. I add here my recipe underneath from the booklet with a few changes I made . (We do NOT like white plane bread) I the only whole weath flower I found at Saveway was "whole grain barley flower".
The only things I could think off my head are: maybe I added to much of if and did and not add more yeast. What do you think?
I like my seeds inside my bread and not only outside on the crust where they seem to fall off when cut or eaten.
So I mixed all my seeds into the dow from the beginning. Does that affect the rising ?
Naturally any advise is welcome and much appreciated. Thank you.
I just finished my 2nd bread it still hot. I took the dow out transferred into a teflon container lined with a bit of oil and flower and it looked much better. Have not cut and tasted yet ..must cool down first and taste tomorrow morning.
Program setting: 1 (white)
WHITE BREAD 3-bl loaf
2cups of water (80-90degree F)
4 T spoon of butter in pieces
2 1/2 t spoon of salt
4 T spoon
5 1/2 cups of Bread flower
(changed to 3 cups white bread flower and 2 1/2 cups of whole grain barley flower)
1 1/4 t spoon bread machine yeast
+ ADDED for taste
2 T spoon of dry onion flakes
1 T spoon of Parmesan & herbs
1 T spoon sunflower kernels