This is a discussion on Bread making question within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; SOCOM42 nailed it with - "The gluten is what holds the bread together" I no long can use or even get near gluten but back ...
SOCOM42 nailed it with - "The gluten is what holds the bread together"
I no long can use or even get near gluten but back in the day I used to mix in gluten with my various bread
formulas and it sure seemed to work for me! Good luck!!
Last edited by MountainGirl; 03-25-2020 at 11:05 AM.
BRING ALL TROOPS HOME NOW.
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The instructions might be assuming your flour is compacted - a common mistake new bakers make.
And anyone using a machine... is a new baker.
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I weigh mine out when not using the machine.
Mix enough for a dozen loafs then part it out by weight.
Learned about bread making when a kid helping out in the grandparents restaurant.
Ran the big hobart mixer, they pulled out the mix, I was too small to do it.
Use to use a big aluminum scoop to pull the flour out of the bin and on to the scale then into the mixer,
Yeast was done with a tin measuring cup sized for what was needed.
I use to watch my father open the cotton cloth flour bags,
lift and dump the bag into the bins, lift the bag out leaving the flour in place.
Grandmother and mother made clothing out of the bags, They had a second bin for pastry flour.
I could not lift the bags, they weighed more that I did, they were 100# bags.
I vaguely remember weighing out butter for the pastries, it came in 50# tubs and was cut out with a sort of scoop.
Each one of these operations I was told how much to put out.
As an aside, I loved the can opener, was mounted to a huge table and had a big crank on top could open any size can.
I have one for myself today huge with replaceable cutters.
Last edited by SOCOM42; 03-25-2020 at 11:31 AM.
I haven't read through all the responses, so I do apologize if this is repetitious.
First, your homemade bread is never going to have the taste or texture of commercial bread. This is a feature, not a bug. Most commercial breads are loaded with dough conditioners and preservatives (i.e. chemicals). Have you ever noticed that modern bread can last in your drawer for weeks without mold growth? Yeah.
Second, a tablespoon or two of instant dry milk powder can be added to your recipe as a dough conditioner. Also a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Third, modern recipes aren't written with the assumption that the flour will be sifted. Carefully spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level it off without packing it down. Never scoop your flour out of the bag or canister.
Fourth, are you using a recipe that was written specifically for your bread machine, or any bread machine, for that matter? If you don't have a recipe specific to your bread machine, try to find a recipe written for a machine with the same capacity as yours.
Good luck. I used to get excellent results from my bread machine, but I find making it the old fashioned way to be more rewarding.
Last edited by paulag1955; 03-25-2020 at 11:32 AM.
DON'T PUT YEAST IN YOUR BREAD!!! If that means your bread is flat and heavy and the consistency of a manhole cover, so be it. When the yeast eats the gluten and other sugars, it gives off CO2. The CO2 is what makes your bread rise and get light and fluffy. But the CO2 causes GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!1!!!!!!!
If you make bread with yeast you obviously hate brown people and are a racist because when the oceans rise from the GLOBAL WARMING the brown people are not smart enough move inland and they will drown!
We need to call our congressmen right now and DEMAND they add language to the Coronavirus bill to ban yeast farts!!!
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Rest in Peace Sgt Mackie. 10/19/19
P.s I agree that you will never get the taste/texture of store bought bread but try this.
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Yeast farts.... can’t stop laughing at that one.
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