Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bread machine semolina white bread

Here I go with the bread machine again. The closer the holidays get, the more time I spend in the kitchen, but sometimes that means I have less time for the "usual" things.When I'm slicing,dicing, chopping, whipping, stirring and otherwise making a mess in the kitchen, sometimes I don't have time or counter space for playing with dough.

Honestly, before I got a breadmaker for review, I was pretty adamant that I didn't need or want one. First, I started using the machine for kneading. Now, I bake in it once in a while. It's not a pretty loaf, but it's a fast and easy.

And when I say fast, this time I opted for the fast baking option, which is 1 hour 55 minutes from start to finish. Since breads develop more flavor with more time, a fast bread like this benefits from a little extra flavor in the ingredients. So I used one of my favorite flavor enhancers - semolina flour.

Semolina White Bread

1 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 ounces (by weight) semolina flour
2 cups (9 ounces) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup water

Place all ingredients in the bread maker in the order specified for your machine - this is the correct order for the Panasonic machine that I have.

Push buttons. Beep beep, boop boop. Beeeep.

Wait until the bread is done. Remove bread pan from machine, remove bread from pan and cool on a rack.

And there we have it. Bread. Done. It took me less than 5 minutes to dump the ingredients in the pan, and I didn't need to think about it again until the machine beeped to tell me it was done.

This has been submitted to Yeastspotting.


Chefdruck/French Foodie Mom said...

I am going to post a bread machine recipe too this week! I'll have to try this semolina bread as well. Thanks for sharing!

JustMe said...

I am new at bread machine baking, but I think I need to know how many lbs. this loaf is. Thank you.

Donna Currie said...

If you're using a bread machine, the 1 1/2 or 2-lb setting should be fine.

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