I have been making my own bread for years - well except the last year or so when I have been without a bread machine. The last one ceased to operate after many years of good service.
I tried to make bread from scratch.
Mixing and kneading is fine. Keeping the dough the right temperature to rise is not. I live in a cold area and even ridiculous lengths did not bring consistent results.
I've given up and bought a new bread machine.
The rising process is somewhat shortened so the loaf is perhaps not as robust but the advantages outweigh this.
It takes a couple of tries with the various recipes and settings to decide which bread style you like.
I know now after 3 loaves that I can set the timer over night and have a loaf ready for breakfast and packed lunches in the morning.
Do you make bread?
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