[Sca-cooks] bread machines (Lilinah)

Ang Malone alm4cu at localnet.com
Fri Feb 15 17:49:11 PST 2008

You really should try and get the book online.  If you can't find one 
call the company and tell them your Dad left the book somewhere and 
you can't find it and he has passed away, and they will usually send 
you another book either for free or postage.

I want to admit up front, that's what actually happened to me, but it 
did get me lots of sympathy and I didn't have to pay for manuals.

Funny thing is I still haven't found those manuals and it's been 
almost 4 years.  Wonder what he did with them.  I digress though 
about why I was saying you need the manual.

Different bread machines have you put either all or most of the dry 
ingredients, or all or most of the wet ingredients in first.  It 
differs from bread maker to bread maker.

Also, even though it isn't cheap if you wanted to see how it works 
you could buy a couple of bread mixes in the store and see what 
happens.  There are a couple of brands where I shop that are pretty 
good in a pinch.

Anyway, hope the advice helps.


>I'm interested in this discussion -- and eagerly awaiting follow-ups
>with recipes -- because i recently got a used bread machine from
>FreeCycle (without its helpful book, however -- i need to check
>I'm not a big bread eater (unless it has nuts, or olives, or cheese
>in it, and a hard crunchy crust), but i'd like to learn more about
>making bread and i've got no one to guide me.
>I had thought that a local bread maker had offered to help me -- i
>think of learning bread making as a very *hands on* experience, so
>one can get some idea of the texture of a properly kneaded dough. But
>when i recently asked about getting together to make bread, they said
>they'd give me a recipe to do on my own. Well, i'm sure i can find
>recipes on my own, and i'm willing to try most things on my own, but
>i really wanted some guidance with bread dough and the kneading
>Also, i've got arthritis beginning in my hands. Right now it's mostly
>in my thumbs where they connect to my hands, but it's also developing
>in the joints of my pointer fingers. So a free bread machine can
>knead the dough more comfortably than i can.
>I don't want to try it in my antique Cuisinart even though it has a
>plastic blade for dough. I really don't want to burn out the poor
>thing, as i need it for feasts. And i've got a few things in my
>expenses queue ahead of a KitchenAide, which i may get around to much
>later this year...
>So i've been following this thread with some interest.
>Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
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