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Moldy loaf of bread.

Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.

 

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Bread Machine Bread Is Dry and Crumbly?My sister lent me her bread machine and after several attempts I made a loaf of bread. However, it came out dry and rather crumbly. Do I add more water, oil, what? Thanks in advance.

 

Hard Bagels

Softening Hard BagelsThis page is about softening hard bagels. These boiled and baked breads can sometimes become hard on the outside.

 

A dinner roll in a red bowl.

Cooking Frozen Rolls in the MicrowaveA quick and easy method of preparing frozen dinner rolls is to use your microwave. In a high wattage microwave oven you can cook frozen dinner rolls in about 30 seconds. This page contains a tip explaining this process.

 

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Bread Dough Fell in Refrigerator?Why would my thawed bread dough seem to rise, then a few days later, fall flat, in my refrigerator?

 

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Making Hamburger Buns from Frozen Bread Dough?Has anyone made hot dog or hamburger rolls or steak rolls from the Frozen Bread Dough Loaves? If so, could you please give me the recipe?

 

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Crust on Homemade Bread is Hard?I have tried to bake my own bread. I use a bread maker to mix the dough. It rises once in the machine. Then I take it out, knead it and let it rise again. When I put it into the oven and bake it. But it doesn't come out right. It gets really crusty. It smells wonderful but is inedible. What am I doing wrong?

 

Homemade Panko Breadcrumbs

Homemade Panko BreadcrumbsI had never used panko. I bought a can out of curiosity. I thought it was OK, but I also thought I could do better. I did do better. This homemade panko made with fresh baked French bread is far better than what you buy after it sits on a shelf for who knows how long.

 

Photo of rising bread dough with a towel draped over it.

Bread Dough Sticking to Towel?If you put a towel over your bread while it is rising, the bread may stick to the towel. This is a page about bread dough sticking to towel.

 

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Soup in a Bread Bowls

Making Bread BowlsUse your yeast bread dough to make edible containers for soup, chili or salad. This page contains recipes and tips about making bread bowls.

 

Bean Soup in Bread Bowl

Using Bread BowlsThis is a page about using bread bowls. Bread bowls are a popular way to serve foods such as soup or chili.

 

Croutons in split pea soup.

Uses for CroutonsThis page contains uses for croutons. These dried bread pieces are used for stuffing, salads, soups, and as an addition to a variety of other foods.

 

Sunken Top on Bread

Sunken Top on Bread?This is a page about sunken top on bread. Confused as to why your bread loaf sunk in the middle?

 

Bread Heel

Uses for Bread Heels and CrustsBesides feeding the birds, there are great ways to make use of the whole loaf of bread. This page is about uses for bread heels.

 

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Understanding Bread Ingredients Label?On the front of the loaf it states 100% whole wheat. On the ingredients it only states whole wheat. Is this not made of 100% whole wheat?

 

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Rejuvenate Hard Bread in the MicrowaveHard French bread (or other) can be made fit to eat by putting in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. If the bread is VERY stale and hard, then sprinkle some water on the bread to help soften it.

 

bread in wrapper that is twisted and folded down

Closing Bread Without Twist-TieGet rid of the annoying twist-ties used to close your bread bag. Simply twist the top of the plastic bread wrapper itself instead. I just hold the top and give the bread a quick twirl, then fold the wrapper back over the bread top.

 

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Skillet Pillsbury Rolls and BiscuitsIf your sweet tooth is giving you fits and you don't have anything on hand to calm it, pop open a can of rolls or biscuits. Roll out as flat as possible, and add to low to medium heat in a skillet with a little butter or margarine.

 

Two loaves of store brand bed.

Use Two Kinds Of Bread for SandwichesI love Western Hazelnut bread. It has hazelnuts, flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame, and more. The toast is amazing, and it makes great sandwiches. However, it is really expensive.

 

Loaf of bread wrapped in plastic wrap sitting on an orange and yellow mat

Packaging Ideas for Keeping Homebaked...My husband will be going to Iceland in July, 2011 on a mission trip. I am a bread baker, and would love to send the missionaries a loaf of bread, as a token of my appreciation for their missionary work. I need a bread package that I could put into my husband's suitcase.

 

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Crust on Bread Machine Bread Always Too Crispy?I have found some great bread machine recipes. However, the crust always comes out extra crispy. It isn't burned, just crispy. Any ideas on how to prevent this?

 

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Thawing Frozen BreadIf you take advantage of surplus bread stores and freeze bread, it's a very economical way to have good bread anytime you want it. This tip has more to do with thawing bread.

 

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Homemade Bread Has a Cake-like Texture?I have recently started making my bread, but it seems to have a slightly cake-like texture to it. What can I do to give it a more bread-like texture? All help welcome.

 

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Make Bread in Tupperware Cake ContainerWhen you make any yeast risen dough, do it from start to finish in an upside-down Tupperware-style cake keeper. Tilt it to one side to combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar and then add the remaining ingredients.

 

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Soft Homemade BreadWhen making home made bread, my mom always noticed it would be a little dry once it came out of the oven. She decided to try a few things to help it out. She would put 1 1/2 cups of milk into the batter when mixing and, low and behold, it works!

 

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Wrapping Homemade Bread for Shipping?What is the best way to wrap home made bread (cranberry bread) to ship? I would like to wrap in the old fashion way if possible.

 

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Selling Homemade Bread?What are the rules for selling homebaked bread from home or at a fleamarket?

 

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Can I Make Bread Without the Paddle Hole from the Machine?I am using a breadmaker to make bread. However, I want to know how to get rid of the paddle hole at the end of each loaf when I take it out of the machine. Does anyone know how I can get a perfect loaf? I would appreciate some help please. Thanks.

 

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Link: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a DayRecently there was a post for making bread from a book called "Bread in 5 Minutes a Day". Someone wanted to know how to shape it. It was difficult to explain in words, but now the authors have a second book out called "Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day".

 

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Can I Use Fresh Cranberries in a Bread Machine?Can I substitute whole fresh cranberries for dried cranberries in a bread machine?

 

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Adding Ingredients to Bread Machine?I was wondering, if you miss an ingredient while making bread in your bread maker; when it just starts to knead, can you add a ingredient that you missed? Thanks.

 

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Molasses Butter and BreadAm I the only one that likes to eat Grandma's Molasses mixed with a teaspoon of butter, to dip a piece of bread in? My mom taught me that years ago, and said that during the war, sometimes that was all they had to eat for desert.

 

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Where Do You Let Your Dough Rise?Where do others put their sour dough starter to rise when the house gets cold at night? On top of the water heater is where I used to put it but, the new water heater feels cool on top. It is in a small pantry and may be warm enough but our house is allowed to cool to 65 at night. My last batch just soured and didn't turn out. I think I got it so hot that it killed the yeast because I put it on the hearth. Any help from you pros would be appreciated!

 

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Bread from Bread Machine is Small?I have just got a bread machine and put in a mix and baked the bread. It was fine except for two problems. My loaf was only about 4 1/2 inches long. Is this normal?

 

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Flower Pot BreadThese homemade flowerpots of bread are fun and functional, and after dinner, guests can take them home. Be sure to use unpainted and unglazed lead-free flowerpots. This is a great recipe for gifts!

 

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Bread Machine Reviews?I am interested in getting a bread machine for Christmas. I would like to start off with a less expensive machine. Does anyone have any suggestions and recipes?

 

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Corn Bread TipsTry mixing 1/3 cup of crumbled crisp bacon into a corn bread batter before you pour it into the baking pan.

 

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Fresh Bagel TipThis tip is for when you buy fresh bagels from the bakery or bagel nosh shoppe. Upon arrival at home immediately cut the bagels in half or quarters and freeze in a paper bag inside a heavy duty freezer bag.

 

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Trip to the Day Old Bread StoreA once a month trip to the day old bread store fills a shelf in the freezer with bread, buns, sweet rolls, and bakery goodies, and saves me about 2/3 of grocery store prices!

 

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Uses for Stale Bread?I am after some ideas of what to do with stale bread! I have heard the many traditional ones, bread crumbs, bread pudding, and toasties, but I am sure there are some fun/interesting ideas I haven't heard before. Can you help?

 

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Making Bread in a Machine Without the Paddle?Can I make bread in a bread machine without the paddle?

 

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Softening a Hard Bagel?I left a bagel in it's original bag since I bought it the other day; now it is as hard as a rock. How can I get it back to eating it as good as when I bought it. I hate when I do this, hopefully someone can help me out here.

 

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Making Ukrainian Easter Paska?We want to make Ukrainian Easter paska, but the recipe says to bake it in a coffee can. Coffee cans are now cardboard.Anyone have any suggestions? If anyone has ever made this bread, any advice would be appreciated. Also: any idea if this can be made in a bread machine?

 

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Keeping White Bread from Getting Moldy?I have purchased varied baker's white bread, but all of them start to go moldy after a few days in the bread bin. How can I prevent this happening without having to put my bread into the fridge?

 

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Loaf Size for Welbilt ABM300 Bread Machine?What size loaf does this machine make? 1 lb or 1 1/2 lb?

 

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