Creating Your Own Yeast Breads
Even the most inexperienced baker can achieve the satisfying experience of baking a loaf of
bread. All of the mystery and hard work is gone. Inside this talented Breadman® Ultimate
Plus is a computer brain which instructs the Bread Maker to mix the dough, knead the dough,
allow it to proof (rise) and bake without you being present. The Breadman® Ultimate Plus
will also prepare dough for you to shape and bake in a conventional oven. The recipes
included in this book were developed for this Bread Maker. Each recipe features ingredients
that best compliment a particular loaf of bread and each was tested in our Breadman®. It is
extremely important not to exceed the amount of flour specified in each recipe, up to
approximately 4 to 4-2/3 cups for Bread Baking Cycles and 4-2/3 cups for Dough Cycles, or an
unsatisfactory baking performance could result. When using your own yeast bread recipes to
bake an old favorite, use recipes in this cookbook as a guide for converting portions from your
recipe to your Breadman® Ultimate Plus.
Special Glazes for Yeast Breads
Give your just-baked bread a professional finish. After glazing, generously sprinkle with your
choice of poppy, sesame or caraway seeds, if desired. Select 1 of the following special glazes to
enhance your bread.
• Egg Glaze: Beat 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of water together, brush generously
NOTE: Apply to breads just before baking.
• Melted Butter Crust: Brush melted butter over just-baked bread for a softer,
more tender crust.
• Milk Glaze: For a softer, shiny crust, brush just-baked bread with milk or cream.
• Sweet Icing Glaze: Mix 1 cup sifted icing sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk until
smooth to make a consistent glaze. Drizzle the glaze over raisin bread or sweet breads
when they are almost cool.
Bread Mixes and Other Recipe Books
You can use prepackaged bread mixes or other Bread Maker recipes in your Breadman®
Ultimate Plus. Follow package or recipe directions for making 1, 1.5 or 2 LB loaves. Do not
exceed the Bread Pan capacity.
Checking Dough Consistency
Although the Breadman® Ultimate Plus will mix, knead, and bake bread automatically, when
baking bread from scratch, it is necessary that you learn to recognize the condition of your
dough.The ratio of flour to liquid is the most critical factor in any bread recipe, yet incorrect
measurements are most easily remedied. After 5 to 10 minutes in the 2nd Knead process, open
the Breadman® Ultimate Plus to check the consistency of the dough. The dough should be in
a soft, tacky ball (feel sticky like scotch tape). If it is too dry, add liquid 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a
time. If it is too wet, add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of flour at a time.
The Batter Breads™ batter will look like normal cake batter.
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