When I first started making the bread recipe that came down from my grandmother, I made it true to the recipe. Back in the 1970s I had nothing to facilitate bread making but my two hands. I made bread that way for many long years, until I got my Kitchen Aid. I avoided getting a Kitchen Aid mixer for a long time, feeling I didn’t need it, but once I got one, it changed my life, and the way I made bread.
If you do not have a candy thermometer to test the temperature of your caramel use a really cold glass of water. Take a spoon full of your caramel and drop it into the water if it hardens up it’s ready but if it’s still liquidy then you will need to cook it longer.
The quality of the bread from a Mesin Pengemas versus hand-made bread is generally the same. The process is different and takes longer by hand but there is barely a noticeable difference in the taste. Bread made by a machine is definitely different from commercially made bread. Commercial machines use a different type of yeast. The way the ingredients are mixed and how the dough is handled is definitely not the same in a commercial setting as it is at home. These two types of bread will have their own unique taste.
There’s no option to use the delay timer with the dough cycle, which is slightly annoying. Also, you can’t use the ‘extras’ dispenser with the dough cycle either. So, if you want to make dough with fruit and/or nuts, you’re going to have to mix them in by hand. The dispenser could be a little bigger as well.
In addition, modern bread makers are very simple to use. They are barely more complex than operating a microwave. Some have features which allow you to delay the baking process, they will start cooking up to 15 hours later, this is great for preparing your ingredients the night before, and waking up to freshly baked bread. The smell is out of this world! and it’s all done automatically for you.
As stated, this Breadman is a horizontal breadmaker. However, it comes with only one mixing paddle – unlike other horizontal bread makers like the Zojirushi that come with two. This can cause incomplete mixing of the ingredients leaving unmixed flour foo machine in the corners of the pan. This doesn’t happen every time – it seems more prevalent on heavier mixes – but it does require you to intervene and help mix the ingredients properly.
Whole wheat flour is heavier compared to white flour, so you need to develop good strong gluten to make a soft crumb and pleasing texture. You get more gluten if you have higher protein content. Avoid adding too much flour or you risk creating loaves that are hard as a brick. Kneading continuously leads to gluten forming a consistent and strong matrix.
If you want to bake perfect loaves of bread easily, then the Breadman TR2500BC is just what you need. You can bake 1, 1.5, or 2 pound loaves. It also has a special dispenser that will automatically add special ingredients to the dough.