How To’s

Baking with a Bread Machine

Bread machines that mix, knead and bake bread have become popular appliances. Here are a few tips for making the most of your bread machine:

  • Read and follow manufacturer’s directions.
  • Use only recipes specifically developed for your bread machine.
  • Always use bread flour.
  • For a whole grain loaf, whole grain flour can be substituted for up to half of the bread flour. The volume of a whole grain loaf will be less than a regular loaf.
  • Measure ingredients accurately. This should be done with all baked recipes, but it is especially important when using these appliances.
  • Bring ingredients to room temperature before placing them in the machine. Do not use perishable ingredients such as yogurt, eggs or milk if you’re using the delayed-time bake cycle. The ingredients can spoil before baking begins.