File Size: 1336 KB
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2 edition (September 30, 2014)
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Sold by: Macmillan
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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My mom had this book and I had copied so many recipes out of it, I finally just had to buy my own. She is on her second copy. This is hands down my favorite bread machine book. The Sunday Morning Apricot Bread, Apple Butter Wheat, Onion Soup Bread, Sauerkraut Rye...all big winners. The garlic-cheese rolls should be illegal. Fluffy, light, buttery...mmmmmm.PS My loaves have never collapsed or been overly salty (and I'm sensitive to that), but they do require a bit more flour. This is probably due to my machine and not the recipes, which are well-tested.
After the first year using my bread machine, I found that the recipes that came with it weren't working as well. I resorted to bread-machine mixes from the store. Until I saw this at the library. Every recipe I've tried has been great. I regret I haven't tried more but we keep making the same ones - they are so good!The book has a great intro section that educates you about ingredients, such as keeping yeast in the freezer to extend its life. There is a large range of recipes. And, my favorite feature, each recipe gives measures for 3 loaf sizes. I have made each size based on the number eating. I am not big on cooking; this book gives great results for your kitchen time.I am ordering a copy of this and the next book (More Bread Machine Magic). I plan on giving one to my sister and keeping one for myself. The hard part will be deciding which one to keep!
After we got our bread machine, we received a 600+ page bread machine cookbook. The recipes we tried were quite involved and tasteless. I had all but given up until I read the reviews for Bread Machine Magic. The reviewers are right. This cookbook is spectacular. I've tried three of the breads already--Sweet Oatmeal, Marmalade and Oats and Oatmeal Spice-- and they all are melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. Today I'm going to make Rick's Seven Grain which I have no doubt will be another Rehberg and Conway winner. Buy this book and your bread machine will actually be used regularly rather than never seeing daylight in the deepest corner of your cupboard.
I am stunned at the negative reviews of this book. If there is anything to "gripe" about, it's that this is a simple paperback with no photos. I happen to like photos in cookbooks. But it's also very affordable so you can't expect glossy pages filled with photos. I bought a Zojirushi Mini for myself for Christmas and have found that most cookbooks list recipes for 1.5 and 2 lb loaves. I am perfectly capable of recalculating quantities for recipes; I just don't want to!!! This book has a mini chart for each recipe, for all three sizes of machine. And a chart is much easier and FASTER to read than a written out recipe. I can set up my bread machine in just a few minutes more than it takes to set up the coffee maker. I stick around to check the consistency of the first knead and then I just let the machine do its job. So far I have tried a number of recipes and there have been NO FLOPS, and each loaf has been attractive and delicious. When I reviewed my Zo, I actually recommended purchasing this book as a companion since the instruction manual has only a handful of rather boring basic recipes in it.
I bought this book with the mini-Zojirushi and it's a good combo. Each recipe has measurement for 3 different loaf sizes: one, one-and-a-half, and 2 pound loaves. The mini-Zo uses the one pound recipes. The Herb Bread recipe is fabulous. They include good tips to help you get the best results out of your machine.
I am very happy with this purchase. I ordered it with my first bread machine, the mini Zojirushi bread machine. Been making a lot more bread than I anticipated because each one is always tasty and so easy.My fave right now is the dilly deli Rye. The dilly deli Rye makes super tasty grilled cheese sandwiches! SUPERB!Be sure to read the manual that comes with your machine! I find that the order of ingredients are pretty important. You have to put the wet ingredients in first, then the dry, then make a hole, put sugar in the well you made, then the yeast on top of the sugar. Best not to have yeast touch the salt or liquid. AND if the recipe calls for butter, I like to dice up the butter into small chunks and sort of divvy it up around the perimeter of the flour mound.The list of ingredients for the recipes are not printed in such an order. Also, if you have some problems or wonder how to make it better the next time, there is a tips for baking the perfect loaf. I read this section and followed the advice and it really did help.Another advice, when trying out a new recipe from the book, I would suggest that you monitor the first kneading cycle so that you can adjust TBSP at a time, amount of flour or water, to make good dough consistency. And make notes of the adjustment in the book with pencil so that next time you don't have to monitor.I LOVE THIS BOOK and my new bread machine!
This book is absolutely fantastic. I have only had it for a month, and have already tested at least a dozen recipes, each better than the last. The recipe for Jim's Cinnamon Rolls alone is worth the price of the book, but we've literally loved every recipe we've tried. Haven't bought a loaf of bread since this book arrived in my mailbox, and I'm constantly finding an excuse to make yet another loaf. I promise you will not be disappointed!
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