A friend told me, he has never seen a front loaded bread maker... here you go with the picture! Noxxa, an obsolete model (I believe) bread maker, by Amway.
Alright, all started with the ingredient preparations. Besides bread flour, I had choose to mix them with this Alpine Grain pre-mix flour with Sunflower seeds and other flakes and seeds.
The portion made by :-
- 800g Bread flour
- 200g Apline Grain mix
- 275ml water
- 2 1/2 tbs dried yeast
- 2 ts vegetable oil
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 ts table salt
- little scoop of butter to the site
- Mixed flour & dry ingredients in a bowl
- Add water into the bread maker steel bowl
- Add vegetable oil
- Pour flour mix into the bread maker steel bowl, float on top the water
- Place dried yeast into the top middle of flour mix, stay away from water or butter
- Place scoop of butter at 4 sites of the steel bowl
- Press to bake! (follow manufacturer instructions)
My bread up tall in the machine after 3 hours.
A friend asked why the top crust was cracked... as you can see, that is the disadvantage of a front loaded bake maker. If the bread happened to stay taller than it should, it will not be able to come out nicely from the machine. I practically have to push them down with a bread knife before I was able to bring them out from the oven.
Anyway, it was great to have a home made bread. I was satisfied with the result, but was not satisfied with the bread texture. It was just heavier than it should, and a bit too moist (at my taste). I was glad that friends most tasted it well and good. Most importantly - healthy!