The Fresh Loaf

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kneader paddle

kellyd1206's picture

kneader paddle

Just used my bread machine for the first time and it smells wonderful...unfortunately I baked the kneader paddler INSIDE the loaf of bread!! Has anyone else done this?? I cant believe I did that!! If you have done this before, is the bread safe to eat and can I use the kneader again???

mini_maggie's picture

Most bread machines bake with the paddle in unless you remove it before the bake cycle starts.

Breadandwine's picture

As Maggie says, wait until after the programme's last kneading, then take out the dough, remove the paddle and replace the dough. All you should have then is a small spindle-sized hole in the loaf.

I've been there - with my wife's crochet hook, trying to get the darn thing out of the loaf! :)