Bread Makers

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  1. Carol

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    Thinking about buying a Panasonic Bread making machine, has any one used one of these in a motorhome, and is it alright.

    In general if anyone has one what do they think of them and what does it cost to make the usual type loaf in one any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks Carol.
     
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    Hi

    For the first few weeks you will use it and think it is the best thing since sliced bread
    albeit you may find you suffer a little more indigestion than normal.

    Within a few weeks it will be relegated to the garage shelf with the crepe maker and the coffee maker and you will be back on Warbies sliced.

    Before you buy one ask who has one available cheap, we have one ( may not be panasonic) but it is free if you want to collect if you get near Todmorden.

    Cheers Alan
     
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    Thinking about buying a Panasonic Bread making machine, has any one used one of these in a motorhome, and is it alright.

    I have used a Panasonic breadmaker every few days for the past 4 years, and found it to be consistently good.
    I buy supermarket bread flour and have made several different types of bread - all of which have turned out well.
    I have friends who have breadmakers from other manufacturers; they do not have the reliable results I get with the Panasonic.
    With these, you are producing bread which contains no additives or preservatives, and which costs under 50p per loaf (provided you shop carefully for your flour).
     
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    Agree with everything said in the previous post

    Only you know if you would use it, but the big thing is no additives and the bread goes hard, not mouldy if left for any time!!:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    We use ours a lot. we are on our 2nd. We live miles from a decent shop so it makes sense. We've used ours in the van; the bread is fantastic. Wouldn't take it to France though:BigGrin:

    EDIT - Great way to curb your salt intake as shop brought bread has loads of the stuff.
     
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    Its very easy and much cheaper to make bread by hand. Even I can do it! Try one of the ready mix packets from a supermarket to get the feel of it. Fresh yeast can nearly always be cadged from supermarket bakeries.
     
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    We are on our second bread maker and would not be without it,have made our own as long as I can recall. We use various recipes from various sources. We particularly like the seeded breads.

    We sometimes buy the odd loaf, then rapidly realise why we make our own.

    We find it never gets stale ( it's not around long enough ).



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thank you for all the feed back will start looking at them seriously now. Carol.
     
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    Explain how can it be cheaper to fire up a full sized oven ? Unless your cadging the gas with the yeast..

    I've been making bread for donkeys years, believe me a bread maker is far easier, cheaper and with guaranteed results ..

    jim
     
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    Panasonic bread makers......superb.

    Lidl bread mixes........as delish as a very delish thing full of delishusness.

    They are wonderful, especially the multi-seed ones.

    Pat
     
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    I use a bread maker, in my opinion it is more expensive than buying it but more fun to do occasionally and the smell is fantastic.
     
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    I used to use a bread maker, and it smelt delicious, but I alwas found that the bread was missing something......??

    Now use the bread mixes, and mix by hand. Takes about 10 minutes, and is good for the muscles. I let it prove by the wood burner, then bake it in the oven.

    The result is bread that tastes as it did when I was a kid 50 years ago - proper bread.

    A bit more hassle, but infinitely bettter than anything bought from a shop.
     
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    I have been using a bread maker for about 10 years,…( they seem to last forever)......
    What I do, is to use the machine to knead the dough, leave in the machine to do the 1st proove…after that turn it out onto a floured surface cut into two pieces put into 2 X 1 lb greased and floured tins, two deep cuts along the top of the dough and then leave in a warm place to 2nd rise then place in a pre-heated oven 225 for about 15 to 20 mins….
    or, 1 dozen bread rolls……………..beautiful…………….I never cook in the machine tried it several times….I not keen on the bread that comes out of bread machines!!!?? It just seems different.

    Is it cost effective…how much does it cost…you can buy flour in 1lb bags or you can buy in 14 kg or bigger bags if required so the cost is up to you….use the quick dried yeast ( I have used both dried and fresh no difference) it gets cheaper the more flour you buy and there are many different types flours, you can get malted flours for a granery loaf
    very little work for you to do........I have tried kneeding it myself...but this way it is far easyer....Job done

    Mel

    I always purchased my flour from the mill at Driffied east Yorkshire very cheap in large bags ..or you could go across the road to there garden centre and buy 7kg and 14 kg bags

    I have not used Lidl bread flours but a lot say they are good...but you are only buying small bags...don't give up after the first few loaves, as all flours are different good and bad, the american grain is very good if you can get it,
     
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    brilliant breadmaker , got one(panasonic255) use it all the time. 50,50 loafs, thats 50%wholemeal50%stongwhite flour
     
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    use ours every other day saved us a small fortune and the bread tastes so much better,smells brilliant when it is baking:thumb:havent used it in the van yet:Doh:
     
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    Combo microwave or the Tech Tower mini oven in my motorhome.
     
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    Microwave.. never thought of that .. :Doh:

    but what is a Tech Tower ? sounds like a Hi Fi system :Laughing:
     
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