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Old 03-04-2016, 18:34   #106
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I've had a bread making machine / toaster oven since 99. I have considered it on the boat, but finding the bread mix boxes is increasingly difficult and room to say nothing of electrical draw, but if I could find the mixes, I might just bring it anyway. It's a great little toaster oven too.


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bread mix boxes ?!

How about wheat flour and yeast for starters?
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Old 03-04-2016, 18:42   #107
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We've been using our breadmaker aboard since 2010, probably made over 500 loaves by now, all of them have turned out well.
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Old 03-04-2016, 18:46   #108
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Re: Bread Maker Aboard ?

Wow, talk about dredging up an old thread!

I just got a new bread maker which we plan to bring with us cruising this summer. The idea is, it can run off the inverter underway, and we'll have fresh bread when we arrive at the anchorage. Conditions permitting, of course.

We got a 2-lb Breadman machine. I'd like a more loaf-shaped loaf than the little square pan we had before. It also has the paddle that folds down so it's not as big a mess in the bottom of the loaf when finished. So far we've made 3 great loaves. White bread was the best I've made, and 100% whole wheat was very good. And surprising filling. We'd try a piece, then not want lunch or supper after!

As for supplies, sugar, flour and dry milk powder in zip-lock bags or gallon jars, yeast and butter in the fridge, and we're all set for basic white. More ingredients if we want other varieties, but nothing unmanageable. I don't really see the need for pre-packaged ingredients, but I guess it would be convenient.

There are other uses. One would be to make dough, and bake the bread in the oven or even on the grill. Refrigerate the dough for later, maybe cinnamon rolls in the morning if we run the genset for an hour to top off batteries and heat water. If you had a propane oven the possibilities would be endless.

We're hoping to get a lot of use out of it. I'll post how it went in about six months. No time at all, compared to how long this thread has been around!
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There are other uses.
Very true. Pizza dough, cake baking, and we've even used ours to make jam.
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bread mix boxes ?!

How about wheat flour and yeast for starters?

Shameless plug --- I work for the company --- Homemade bread at home in less than an hour:

Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade® Bread Mix
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Old 04-04-2016, 15:19   #111
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Shameless plug --- I work for the company --- Homemade bread at home in less than an hour:



Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade® Bread Mix

My few coins...if I can't pronounce something or have to google it then I won't eat it. Simply homemade bread has stuff I can pronounce. You guys might want to identify what things are and why they're used. More and more people are tired of eating chemicals myself included. It's possible this stuff is benign preservative I don't know. Until then I do it the old fashioned way.


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Shameless plug --- I work for the company --- Homemade bread at home in less than an hour:

Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade® Bread Mix
tell us more. what you say it takes less than 1 hour to bake ?

what about ingredients ?
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LOL, bread mix ... very, VERY expensive wheat flour and yeast with, more then likely, some additives you'd rather not eat if you knew what they were.

Since I make kefir, I also have a great sour dough starter.

I often bake my own (flat) bread ...
Simply by using my hands and a simple stove top oven. No need for any power hungry and / or expensive machines or bread mixes.

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what about ingredients ?
A simple click on the link provided (for "Country White"):

Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Vegetable Oils (Canola and Soybean Oils). Contains 2% or less of Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), Salt, Active Dry Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate, Ascorbic Acid, Vital Wheat Gluten, Wheat Starch, Azodicarbonamide, DATEM, Mono- and Diglycerides, Enzymes. Contains Milk, Wheat.
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Re: Bread Maker Aboard ?

If I knew how to bake bread, then I wouldn't need the machine, would I?
If I can grill it, or buy it already made, well then I guess I can put it between two pieces of bread and call it a sandwich.
That is about the extent of my cooking experience.
No, wait, I can do Ramen noodles


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If I knew how to bake bread, then I wouldn't need the machine, would I?
You could learn ... it's so easy, one youtube vid and you're all set
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If I knew how to bake bread, then I wouldn't need the machine, would I?
If I can grill it, or buy it already made, well then I guess I can put it between two pieces of bread and call it a sandwich.
That is about the extent of my cooking experience.
No, wait, I can do Ramen noodles
Making bread is one of the easiest thing anyone can do in a galley. You really don't need much skill or fancy ingredients to get good tasting bread.

Bread making is kinda like sailing; you can always get better at it, but learning the basics takes very little time/effort.
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Hot buns right out of the oven, yum!

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Making bread is one of the easiest thing anyone can do in a galley. You really don't need much skill or fancy ingredients to get good tasting bread.

Bread making is kinda like sailing; you can always get better at it, but learning the basics takes very little time/effort.
Like Lizzy and Mike said it's very simple to make bread. Even basic bread or pizza dough which really is the same thing, is easy to make with a bowl and bread pan. OK I know What I'm having tomorrow.
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Re: Bread Maker Aboard ?

It is easy and enjoyable to make bread the normal way. No machine taking up valuable space.

I've been making bread off and on for 35 yrs. I thought it would be inconvenient on the boat. It's not. I dare say if we cruised in the tropics I would have a solar oven for the task rather than my galley oven 😚


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