Bread Machine

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I found a Sunbeam bread machine at the thrift store last week, and bought it. I used to have one, but think I gave it away or sold it several years ago.
    Anyway, I wanted to try making bread that is higher protein and fiber, and lower carb than store-bought bread, and would be healthier for us.
    Bobby really likes the Dave’s Killer Bread, but it is around $6 per loaf, which is pretty spendy bread.
    It is made with whole grains and several kinds of seeds and flax.

    I experimented with my first loaf yesterday, and it turned out pretty good !
    I used a whole wheat recipe, and then substituted some flax meal , ground up millet, chia seeds, and whole flax seeds for some of the flour in the recipe.
    Since it worked out okay, next time, I am going to try adding some almond meal to the recipe and probably some sunflower seeds as well, and a scoop of protein powder, and see if it still will rise like it should.
    Does anyone else have a bread machine, or just makes their own bread ?
     
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  2. Babs Hunt

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    I used to have a bread machine years ago. My Mom loved the cinnamon raisin bread that I would make her with it. I had a few bread making recipe books for my bread machine too. When I moved back here to Louisiana I ended up giving it and the recipe books to my oldest daughter so she could make the dough for Kalaches which is a bread roll stuffed with sausage, etc.

    A good bread machine can make dough for pizza, rolls, etc. It can also make jellies and jams...and other things too. You can make the bread in the machine or just let it make the dough and then take the dough out and cook your bread in your oven.

    I enjoyed my bread machine very much and the smell of baking bread throughout the house said "home" to me just like brewing a good cup of coffee says it to me too.

    My friend in Baton Rouge and I often swapped bread machine loaves we had made with each other and while I loved trying the different breads we would make...my girls and my ex were not as enthused as we were. But they at least were good sports about trying a piece of the breads I would make. :)

    Thanks for starting this thread @Yvonne Smith...it brings back some good memories and I can still see my Moma's big smile when I would bring her a loaf of that cinnamon raisin bread she loved so much. :)
     
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    I was about to start a bread machine thread but glad I searched first! I've had a couple of machines in the past which gave rather disappointing results, so they didn't last. But I recently acquired a Tower bread maker on Amazon (in the UK) which gives me absolutely amazing results, every time! The instruction manual has a few recipes. Bread making flour is available with recipes on the packet or you can buy (just add water) bread mixes. And as I have said elsewhere. My daughter is Gluten intolerant so we make gluten free bread also.
     
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    I can have bread, as long as it's whole wheat type, on my heart diet.

    Love breads, so I figured I dig out the bread machine and that way I know
    what's in the stuff I'm eating.

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    It is a Breadman brand and has a lot of buttons and settings.
    Makes 1, 1.5 or 2 pound loafs.

    The book that came with it has a nice selection of bread recipes so I shouldn't get bored.
     
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  5. Frank Sanoica

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    @Tim Burr When we quit our jobs in Phoenix, sold the house, and moved to Missouri Ozarks, life became far more simple: the rat race was behind us. Neither of us sought work. Therefore plenty of time was available to do things necessary for nearly living off the grid (we did have electricity, but little else). We bought a Sunbeam bread machine. I loved that home-made bread! But, it quit several weeks after we got it. Warranty instructions ordered it be sent back to Sunbeam, in Louisiana, I think it was, to be repaired. They soon sent another, brand new one still in factory box. It quit. Returned. Got another new one. This cycle repeated at least six times, believe it or not, over a period of maybe a year!

    Not sure of what became of that last Sunbeam, I may have used it for target practice! The only bread I buy currently is whole wheat, or dark rye.
    Frank
     
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    We have a bread machine, and I love making our own fresh bread with it; but since we have been eating pretty much low-carb, neither Bobby nor I are eating much bread anymore, and the bread machine just lives alone in the back storage room.

    When we used to have our restaurant up in Idaho, Bobby made bread by hand every single day, in small loaves, and everyone got a lot loaf of bread, with butter and homemade jam, along with their meal.
    If they wanted more, we brought them another loaf, and the restaurant always smelled heavenly with that fresh bread baking in the oven.
     
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    @Tim Burr, I love good breads. Years ago after a trip to Italy and enjoying their breads, some baked in 400 year old ovens, they said, I bought a bread machine. I baked all kinds of breads, most delicious. In short order, I gained thirty pounds. I put the machine away? One weekend my wife sold the machine in a garage sale. Bread is still my downfall. Hope you enjoy your bread machine.
     
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    I'm going to give a low-carb wheat bread recipe a try.

    Made with whey protein powder, flaxseed meal, wheat bran, etc.

    See how things go.
     
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    @Tim Burr
    My wife makes all sorts of baked goods fitting the Keto requirements, muffins, buns, small cakes, some are quite good, some are "blah", never again. The "flour" she uses is, however, to me, not flour: Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, and such.
    Frank
     
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    The bread is not the culprit in weight gain...not eating it in moderation just like with everything else is what will cause weight gain every time. :)

    Enjoy that wonderful bread machine bread @Tim Burr. :)
     
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    I don't bake and I eat very little bread so no machine for me but glad you found an option for healthy bread @Tim Burr.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross "Healthy bread"! I like that! To my way of thinking, we Americans have too large a variety of choices, foodwise, bewilderingly large, in fact. An entire aisle, big grocery-store aisle, Safeway, one side cat food, the other dog food. Our pets have such a staggeringly large number of choices, think about the "people" food!

    My wife's folks were often seen arguing in the pet food aisle, each proclaiming what their poor little doggy would or would not eat! WE saw the problem, but dared not intervene. Poor little (!) Cayenne looked like a tiny blimp; she knew when she should not eat any more, but the treats were forced.

    The number of humans who starve to death daily worldwide is amazing, when I walk those food aisles, I have to shake my head.
    Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica "Shooting At Sunbeams" would make a good title for your Autobiography, when it comes out!;)

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    Bread is my undoing. Or is that ice cream?
     
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    I think I'd rather eat bread...not big on sweets.

    But some warm crusty bread with butter or olive oil or even honey ....heaven.

    In fact....I'm going to make it a meal one of these days. Won't kill me once in awhile, lol.
     
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