Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by glalt » March 27, 2020, 8:06 am

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A friend of mine got me started using a bread machine. He has been making his own bread for ten years with a bread machine. I wasn't sure and really didn't want to spend a lot of money so I bought a cheap one off Lazada. It is a Verasu Homemate. It does a great job. Dump the ingredients in the pan and hit start. Three hours later you have a great loaf of bread. Mine is a small one. It makes either a 500 gram or 750 gram loaf. I make bread maybe twice a week. I love the cinnamon raisin bread. So simple to make. The smell of baking bread is delightful. You get more than three 750 gram loaves from a 30 baht a kilo bag of all purpose flour. Mine came with recipes in grams so I bought an electronic kitchen scale.
It takes 300 grams of all purpose flour for a 750 gram loaf of white bread. If you use whole wheat flour, it won't rise properly and you will have a very heavy loaf. (my dogs like it) You can get by using one third whole wheat flour. The recipes calls for rice bran oil. Any cooking oil works fine. I used olive oil until I ran out.



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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by choi choi » March 27, 2020, 12:12 pm

"I used olive oil until I ran out."
Yes! Same me.Too expensive to use on bread!

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by kopkei » March 27, 2020, 5:50 pm

making bread is all about good recipe , and patience ...to make your dough rise enough , whole wheat flour is best used 10-30% of the weight of the bread flour , other wise it will be a rock good to feed the dogs , i prefer a good dough mixer to a bread machine that is useful for the inexperienced bread bakers ...
some of my breads...
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enjoy your baking... ;)

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by vincemunday » March 27, 2020, 8:18 pm

Wow Kopkei! Nice bread, I'm making do with the loaves out of Tesco, I'm not sure I'd have the patience to make my own.
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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by glalt » March 27, 2020, 9:26 pm

A lazy retired guy like me also has little patience. That's why I use use a bread machine. As lazy as I am, the little machine takes all the work out of it. Tomorrow I'll make a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. If I had to make the dough by hand and bake it in the oven I wouldn't bother baking bread.

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by glalt » March 29, 2020, 11:32 pm

glalt wrote:
March 27, 2020, 9:26 pm
A lazy retired guy like me also has little patience. That's why I use use a bread machine. As lazy as I am, the little machine takes all the work out of it. Tomorrow I'll make a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. If I had to make the dough by hand and bake it in the oven I wouldn't bother baking bread.
I have a confession to make. I started out using only bread flour. I ran out of bread flour and asked my wife to buy a couple kilos of bread-flour. She came home with all purpose flour. I went ahead and tried the all purpose flour and surprisingly I couldn't tell any difference. I had been paying 80 baht per kilo for the bread flour at the bakery supply. The all purpose flour cost 30 baht per kilo. I haven't bought bread flour since.

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Doodoo » March 30, 2020, 6:35 am

Glat if you are in town and need flour last time I was in it was 24 baht a kilo across the road from the Wholesale vegetable market at Chinese baking supply Its only 6 baht but thats 20% less and over time its a considerable savings

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by minimiglia » March 30, 2020, 7:42 am

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Glat if you are in town and need flour last time I was in it was 24 baht a kilo across the road from the Wholesale vegetable market at Chinese baking supply Its only 6 baht but thats 20% less and over time its a considerable savings
Ha Ha 300 kms round trip to save 6 baht you cannot be serious??

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Doodoo » March 30, 2020, 8:09 am

yeap

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Doodoo » March 30, 2020, 8:11 am

I dont usually keep track of where people live That would be Kinky

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by choi choi » March 30, 2020, 9:25 am

minimiglia wrote:
March 30, 2020, 7:42 am
Doodoo wrote:
March 30, 2020, 6:35 am
Glat if you are in town and need flour last time I was in it was 24 baht a kilo across the road from the Wholesale vegetable market at Chinese baking supply Its only 6 baht but thats 20% less and over time its a considerable savings
Ha Ha 300 kms round trip to save 6 baht you cannot be serious??
Do you know if they sell yeast ? I was told Macro "No hab" "(MOT")
Damned if I pay about 60 baht for that small bottle "Perfect" yeast they sell at Tesco!

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by jeebeeg » March 30, 2020, 9:38 am

I have to say that really enjoy my bread machine.
Just one thing, the basket has an anti-stick layer, and that is wearing out.
Baskets do nor seem to be for sale separately, so I am afraid that I will have to buy a new machine only for the basket.
My machine is a Morries, by the way.

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Doodoo » March 30, 2020, 9:52 am

Choi choi
Yeast, yes I would suspect but as for availablity I dont know

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by jeebeeg » March 30, 2020, 12:20 pm

As for yeast, going out of Udon direction Sakon Nakhon, before the fly-over at the ring road, on the left hand site, there is a Chinese shop, with all bakery necessities , the shop is in yellow, green and orange, and there is a parking in front.
( I passed it it many times before I finally spotted it..)
They have several kinds of yeast and whatever you may need.
Good prices too.
They have bread improver as well.

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by glalt » March 30, 2020, 9:03 pm

I bought my yeast off Lazada. The package was 500 grams. I think I paid about 150 baht for the package. Since each loaf takes about 5 grams, its certainly not an expensive item. I have an extra 500 grams in the freezer. The pros say it will last for years if you keep it frozen.

My cinnamon raisin loaf came out perfect as expected. I put an egg in this loaf. I did notice that the dough looked pretty sticky which the pan bakers wouldn't like, but it still came out perfect in the machine.

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by choi choi » March 31, 2020, 3:32 pm

Doodoo wrote:
March 30, 2020, 9:52 am
Choi choi
Yeast, yes I would suspect but as for availablity I dont know
Thanks mate! stacks of it!
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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Mex » March 31, 2020, 9:27 pm

Lazada is more expensive than the Chinese joint.
If it looks good..and smells good..go for it..

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by choi choi » March 31, 2020, 9:57 pm

Yes and have to pay for delivery! 45 baht!

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Re: Bread Maker , worth it or not ?

Post by Doodoo » March 31, 2020, 10:34 pm

Happy you found a supply

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