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Bread Machine disaster

d.m.'s picture
d.m.

Bread Machine disaster

I need some major help here...


I tried a recipe in the bread machine Welbilt convection for wheat bread with Quinoa.


The balance was totally off after I put all of my ingredients in that the oven shut off and didn't finish baking.


I ended up taking the luke warm gooey half baked bread out and popped the whole basket in the regular oven.


Could this turn even worse?


Please let me know if you have any experience with this.....here's what I put in the recipe:


Wheat flour


White Flour


Flax meal


honey


wheatgrass powder


olive oil


 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

Where does the situation stand now?


From your post, I gather your bread maker just stopped short of baking the risen loaf and now there is overproofed dough in the pan.  It could be reshaped and allowed to rise a wee bit and then baked in a normal oven.  Do you have that option?


Mini

d.m.'s picture
d.m.

I'm new to the bread baking world, however I guess I lucked out


on my first two loaves. They came out so good, that I vowed never to purchase


bread again for my daughter's sandwich's.


WEll.....she won't be eating her sandwich tomorrow.


I took the basket out and put it in the oven. It baked fine.


The taste was awful..like wood.



I threw it out.


Tomorrow I will try again and I hope I don't waste these great ingredients.


Any thoughts are welcome.

Atropine's picture
Atropine

Do you have the exact recipe? 


Is there any way that you accidentally put too much of one thing or lost count? (I have done that before) 


Could you have accidentally omitted an ingredient?  (done that too...bread without a little salt tastes VERY flat)


Have you tasted your ingredients to see if any of them have gone bad? (wheat flour can turn rancid and taste awful in bread) 


Have you made this exact recipe before and had it turn out? 


Did you open a new container of ANY ingredients that could have been bad when you opened them? (have had that happen to me)


Do you normally eat things like wheat grass, flaxmeal, etc or could you be unfamiliar with the taste?  (I tried to use soy flour as an egg substitute in baking once--YUCK!)


Could it be that the recipe has a misprint? (that is why it would be helpful if you could type the exact recipe that you followed and any changes that you made) 


Could you have thought you reached for one ingredient and instead put in another?


Don't discouraged because of a bad loaf :-)  We have all had our share of bad loaves.  Let's see if we can figure this out :-)

bradjo's picture
bradjo

Here's the list of ingredients you gave above:


Wheat flour
White Flour
Flax meal
honey
wheatgrass powder
olive oil


Is this all of the recipe? If so there's no leavening agent. I'd normally assume you added some yeast or something and just didn't mention it but after leaving out a key ingredient in a recipe I've made for over 30 years I'm stopping the assuming.


hth,


Jo


 


 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

This is getting more interesting as it goes on.  The recipe was for Quinoa and you substituted Flax meal?  or White flour?  Was the recipe with your machine?  Quinoa doesn't rise as much as White flour.  Was Quinoa in the loaf?  It requires special washing in hot water first to reduce the bitter flavor. 


Please give us the recipe?


Mini

d.m.'s picture
d.m.

Ok.....


I think it went something like this:


1 cup white flour


2 cups wheat flour


1 handful of Flaxmeal


1 tablespoon of wheatgrass powder


1/2 cup of honey


1 cup of cooked hot (from the stove) quinoa


yeast


2 tablespoons of olive oil


1/2 teaspoon of salt


IT WAS SO STICKY FOR SO LONG....I had to keep adding more and more dry ingredients...that I lost track.


I put the bread machine on 1 1/2 lb medium wheat


the machine shut off with 1.33 hours to go.


gooey and terrible I put the basket (from the bread machine) in the oven


tried to balance it in there.....it baked fine


but tasted like an old shoe.


Threw it out. ;)