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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Recipe Swap: Bread Machine Recipes

Oh my it has been so long since I posted anything. I keep forgetting about the recipe swap. So here is my recipe. The beer in this bread gives it a yeasty almost sourdough taste. Everyone loved it.

Milwaukee Beer Bread

Approximate cycle time: 2-1/2-3hrs.

1-1/2 lb. Loaf

2/3 c. beer
1/3 c. water
2 Tbsp. oil or butter
1-1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 c. bread flour
2-1/4 tsp. yeast

2-lb. Loaf

3/4 c. beer
1/2 c. water
3 Tbsp. oil or butter
2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp.sugar
4 c. bread flour
1 Tbsp. yeast

1) Be sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before you place them in your bread pan in order listed.

2) Select Normal or Basic setting and a light to medium crust and press Start.

3) Open the lid after the machine has kneaded for about 5 min. The dough should be formed into a very soft, sticky ball. If the dough is sticking to the sides or the bottom of the pan, you need to add a bit more bread flour. If the dough is crumbly and not in a ball, or if the ball appears firm, add more water. Your machine still has kneading time and will work the water into your bread dough. Keep checking your dough until you’re satisfied that a soft, sticky ball has formed.

4) After the machine has completed the baking cycle, remove the pan from the machine and the bread from the pan to cool on a wire rack. If you cut the bread before it’s cooled for about an hour, it will look doughy. The bread has to cool completely to allow the structure to set.

For more great bread machine recipes head on over to The Natural Mommy.