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How to convert bread machine recipe?

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BakerNewbie

How to convert bread machine recipe?

I'm tempted to try this recipe: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/17760/gordon-family-cinnabon-cinnamon-rolls-clone-recipe. However, it calls for a bread machine. I don't have one. Can I convert this into regular recipe? If so, how?

And as an aside: do bread machines produce superior bread? Am I better off buying a bread machine rather than trying to convert this recipe?

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Antilope

Are you kneading by hand or do you have a stand mixer to knead the dough?

Only the kneading portion of the recipe and first rise of dough is done in a bread machine.

 

To prepare recipe by hand or in a stand mixer.....

Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl as listed in the recipe...then...

If kneading by hand, mix ingredients well in mixing bowl, turn out onto floured board then knead by hand for 5 or 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased covered bowl and allow to rise at room temperature until doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes. Proceed with remainder of recipe as written from the line "...After the dough cycle has completed".

If kneading in a stand mixer, after mixing the ingredients, knead with dough hook on Speed 2 for 5 to 7 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased covered bowl and allow to rise at room temperature until doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes. Proceed with remainder of recipe as written from the line "...After the dough cycle has completed".

(Make sure to use instant yeast for the above instructions. If using Active Dry Yeast, proof in 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 or 15 minutes with 1 tsp of sugar, before adding to other ingredients.)


Here is a link to a Better Homes and Gardens recipe for preparing cinnamon rolls by hand. This should also help in converting the original recipe to preparation by hand:

http://www.bhg.com/recipes/bread/how-to-make-cinnamon-rolls/