Hello from Bookish
Hi! I'm Bookish and I'm an amateur baker. I just bought a Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus because my cat killed my beloved 31-year-old DAK bread machine by shoving it off its shelf. I'm on a low sodium diet for medical reasons so I'm always looking for low sodium recipes. (Not NO salt; just a lot less salt.) I have arthritis, hence the need for a machine to do the hard part for me, but I do make breads that don't need much kneading.
Yesterday I made the 12-grain bread from the Virtuoso Plus recipe book, reducing the salt and the yeast just a little bit, and it came out almost perfect. Next time I'll reduce the salt and yeast further and see how it goes.
I'm a big fan of Peter Reinhart, Kenji Lopez-Alt, and especially Donald (Don) Gazzaniga whose low sodium cookbooks have been very helpful.
I look forward to participating here in the forums.