Bread Machine


I found this recipe in Jewish Women’s magazine for authentic challah bread.  You can make it using your bread machine or by hand — either way, it’s super easy! 

This recipe made two loaves and I used them to make tomorrow’s recipe for pumpkin bread puddingJust wait, you’ll see that recipe, well, tomorrow.

Unlike my previously posted challah bread recipe, this one is going into my book because I know it’s authentic.  The  loaves were sweet and chewy. 

Here are  step-by-step photos:

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Perfect!

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I love thin crust pizza, but I never found a dough that would work for thin crust…until now.  This recipe for pizza dough is one of the best.  There’s no flavor to the crust, but that’s easy to fix if you add a little garlic powder, oregano, etc to the dough.

Once the bread machine was done mixing, I added at least another cup of flour so I could handle the dough.  It was incredibly gooey. 

Then I divided the dough and put one on my pizza stone with cornmeal and the other half on the pizza pan with holes.   There is definitely enough dough for two pizzas! 

Bread Machine Pizza Dough  Bread Machine Pizza Dough  Bread Machine Pizza Dough

I put a thin layer of pizza sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni, leftover cooked ground turkey, and fresh spinach (which I realize now I shouldn’t have used). 

While I always thought my pizza stone was awesome, the pizza pan with holes was way better because the crust was crispy and delicious.  Here are those pizza pictures:

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Here are the photos when I used the pizza stone:

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I baked the pizza at 450 for 30-40 minutes.  Yum.

I am about to make a statement that when I actually say it out loud, people freak.  Ready?  I hate stuffing.  Never have liked it, but every year, I take the smallest spoonful one can take without being rude. 

But, I do love turkey and most importantly, the leftovers.  However, regular wheat bread can get boring so I found this recipe for bread machine turkey stuffing loaf from King Arthur’s Web site.

Bread Machine Turkey Stuffing Loaf  Bread Machine Turkey Stuffing Loaf

It’s awesome!  I didn’t have any sage or celery seeds so I substituted 1 tsp of fresh thyme, 1 tsp of dried rosemary, and 1 tsp of terragon. 

Delicious and easy!  And it makes for great turkey sandwiches!

I was making some soup overa recent weekend and wanted to have some rolls to eat with it.  I settled on making some bread machine onion rolls.

It was a pretty easy recipe to make.  I wanted to make them smaller so I divided the rolls into 16 pieces.  They came out nice and fluffy with a good onion-y taste.  

Bread Machine Onion Roll  Bread Machine Onion Roll  Bread Machine Onion Roll

I would definitely makes these again.  And they are delicious with a little roast beef (or turkey!), Swiss, and horseradish!

I thought this was an OK recipe for cinnamon swirl bread.  What I liked was the fact it was using the bread machine for the dough.

As always with a bread machine recipe though, make sure to check your dough 5 minutes after it starts mixing.  You want to make sure that the dough isn’t too wet or too dry and everything is mixing well together.

Since I don’t have a loaf pan, I used my french loaf pan for the two loaves.  I think it worked out just fine, but the regular loaf pan would have made them prettier. 

It did remind me of making cinnamon rolls when I put the butter on the rolled out dough and then sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  The only difference was that when I was done rolling into a log, I didn’t cut into 12 rolls.

Here are my step-by-step photos:

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This recipe for “golden honey” pan rolls looked fantastic.  Look at that photo!  Unfortunately, I messed up when I was making them.  As usual, I was doing a million other things at the same time and forgot to put in the yeast.  So when the timer went off, I thought the dough looked strange.  That’s when I realized the yeast omission.  I put in the yeast and then let it go through the dough cycle again.

The rolls were good and while the extra kneading didn’t hurt it, I don’t think it helped it much either.  I didn’t put the glaze on the top because 1/3 cup of sugar on top seemed like an awful lot.  But the rolls themselves were good. 

Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls  Golden Honey Pan Rolls  Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls

Did they beat these bread machine rolls?  Even though I didn’t put the topping on the rolls, I’m going to say no.

This recipe for chocolate cinnamon bread was very good and light.  I had only 1 cup of bread flour so I had to use 1 cup of regular flour and another 1/2 tsp of yeast.

It worked and it was good. 

Bread Machine Chocolate Cinnamon Bread  Bread Machine Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

There wasn’t a strong cinnamon flavor though.  I did use dark chocolate chips and only 3/4 cup of sugar to cut down on the sweetness.  I think next time I’d up the cinnamon and sugar — might help.  Or, you could make cinnamon toast with this bread…now that’d be good!

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