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These fruits don t require extra acid. Using stone fruits like cherries and apricots or working with blueberries apples pears and other low acid fruits will often require the addition of a little acid. Lemon juice is generally the best. You can combine these fruits together without much effort. Bread machine jam cycle recipes generally call for 2 cups of fruit 3 ¼ cups of sugar and for those that need acid an extra 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Other Doughs Anyone who loves Italian food should rejoice if they own a bread maker. The dough setting is excellent for churning out those difficult to produce pasta doughs. You ll need a floured surface to work on still of course If you have a pasta press even better. You ll be able to yield fine gourmet pastas with it s help. Rolling pins can help as well. The rustic texture created with the help of a rolling pin can be charming on its own. Cookies are another possibility with the help of your bread machine. So are pie crusts dumplings and nearly anything else that requires a challenging dough. Keep a rubber spatula on hand for working with non-cake or bread doughs however. You may need to check the machine every five minutes and gently scrape down the sides to ensure that ingredients mix evenly. Cookies can be a bit more difficult especially if you are adding in ingredients such as nuts or chocolate chips that could cause the dough hook to get stuck. Check cookie doughs every 2-3 minutes.
So why don t they? For most actually making the bread from scratch is the problem. If you ve never tried making your own bread before it can seem like a complex and mysterious process you re too intimidated to tackle. And the truth is that making bread completely by hand even if you re using a simple recipe really can be a challenge. If you re an experienced bread maker time might be the problem. Making a simple loaf of bread by hand can take several hours. If your life is as busy as most people s you probably just don t have time to make homemade bread. That s where the bread machine comes in. First of all they re fast. You can set up a machine to start making homemade bread in just minutes. Bread machines are also user-friendly.
This produces bubbles of carbon dioxide which makes the dough rise. This kind of leavening requires proofing ie a resting time to allow the yeast time to reproduce and consume carbohydrates. Breads leavened with yeast have a distinctive flavour. A sourdough starter is a paste of flour and water containing yeast and lactobacilli which has been obtained from a previous batch of dough. It works in the same way as yeast by creating bubbles but it requires much more proofing time than yeast. Sourdough bread has a sour tangy taste. It is used for rye-based breads where yeast is not really effective in leavening the dough. Chemical leaveners are chemical mixtures that release carbon dioxide or other gases when they react to moisture and heat.