Looking for Bread Machine Recipes?
After buying a bread machine I was excited to make all kinds of different breads and experiment a little. The problem was that I could not find any bread machine recipes online. Many of the recipes I found were for making bread by hand in the oven and not for using an actual bread machine. And as many of you know, bread machine recipes are slightly different from bread recipes for making bread by hand so having an easy recipe to follow makes life a lot easier.
And that’s why this site was started. We are working on building a database of some of the best bread machine recipes the web has to offer. All kinds of breads from whole wheat, fruit and nut breads, French breads, sweet breads, sourdough breads, and more will be featured on this site and you will be able to rate each recipe after you make it so you can let others know what you thought of it and what changes you would make to it.
The basics of making bread in a bread machine
The main ingredients in every bread machine recipe should be the following:
- Flour (dry ingredients would include oatmeal, cornmeal etc.)
- Liquid (this would include milk, water, eggs, yogurt, applesauce etc.)
- Active dry Yeast
- Sweeteners (white and brown sugar, molasses, honey)
- Fat (butter, oil, margarine)
Converting a traditional bread recipe to a bread machine recipe
You have probably already come across some traditional bread recipes that look really great but you want to know how to convert those recipes for a bread machine. Here are some basic guidelines for doing this. First, you should know that not all traditional recipes will work in your bread machine, and even the ones that do will often require some experimentation. You will need to look at the amount of ingredients required so you make sure the bread will fit in your machine. As a general rule of thumb, a 1 pound bread machine will use 2-2 ½ cups of flour, and a 2 pound bread machine will need 4 to 4 ½ cups of flour.
Use this chart as a guide for making bread machine bread
|Bread Machine Size||1 Pound||1-1.5 Pound||2 Pounds|
|Flour||2 to 2.5 cups||3 to 3.5 cups||4 to 4.5 cups|
|Liquid||2/3 cup||1 cup||1 to 1-1/3 cup|
|Active Dry Yeast||1.5 tsp.||2.5 tsp.||3 tsp.|
|Sugar||2 tbsp.||3 tbsp.||4 tbsp.|
|Salt||1 tsp.||1.5 tsp.||2 tsp.|
|Fat||4 tsp.||6 tsp.||8 tsp.|
If you have your own bread machine recipe that you do not see here, you can feel free to add it so all of our users can appreciate another fine bread making experience. Making bread is more like an art than a science, but getting the ingredients just right can make a big difference, so feel free to experiment with your breads, as long as you don’t go overboard. I have had my share of bread making disasters, and that’s another reason I wanted to start this site, so that I could help other people make fantastic bread with their machines as well.