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Easy Little Bread Recipe
Fri 5-Oct-12
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mauramac
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Lovely easy recipe and lovely tasting bread – bit like soda bread. I have to stop myself from eating it all up i_am_hungry

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I stupidly used wrong size tin – my one was too big and the loaf came out a little bit longer and flatter than it should have been. The instructions say to use an 8 cup loaf tin confused Well my tin did take 8 cups water so I thought would be ok…..silly me.

Looking online I discovered an 8 cup tin is 9" x 5" x 3"  aargh

Had I used the correct size it would have got a 10/10 – my fault entirely.

It's so easy I just had to share it with you….the recipe that is, not the bread big_laugh

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Sat 6-Oct-12
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Sounds lovely Maura,
I'm not very good at making bread by hand, don't know why, it just always comes out rather brick like ( tastes ok, but can never work out how it weighs more than the sum of the ingredients) might give this one a go. Sounds to easy to be true.

Sat 6-Oct-12
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Believe me Janet it is easy. I am ashamed of my soda bread given my Irish roots. Just about all of my family can make it beautifully but I have never really achieved perfection with it. The results are ok and always eaten - but then my family have the sort of constitution and appetites of camels and will eat anything big_laugh

But this little loaf was almost too easy and I can't wait to make some more - just hope it wasn't beginners luck ponder

I use a bread maker a lot of the time but even the quicker recipes take 3 hours so sometimes I can't be bothered with it.

Just make sure to use the right size tin and you can't go wrong.

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Sat 6-Oct-12
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Off to Ireland next weekend for 4 days - bus mans holiday sort of thing, going to tidy up two gardens ready for winter, looking forward to the proper Irish soda bread and also clonakilty black pud. Will be in Kilaloe and Blarney.

Sat 6-Oct-12
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You lucky thing, I adore Ireland.  Have a marvellous time.

I'll try that again!

Sat 6-Oct-12
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Cheers TA, will do, really looking forward to it, although I work hard while over there, I get spoilt rotten by the lady who asks me to go.

Sat 6-Oct-12
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Lucky you - I love that part of Ireland although my lot are from Tipperary. Always feels like going home when I step foot there, even though I was born here smile

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Sun 7-Oct-12
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Janet I am not so good making bread by hand the whole way through, but often use my bread machine to get to the dough stage and then take over for rolls/loaves whatever.

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Thu 11-Oct-12
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I use my bread machine mainly for dough too. The trick to not getting bricks is to leave it long enough to double in size, no matter how long that is cheers

Thu 11-Oct-12
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I haven't made bread for a while but that recipe looks pretty good. (Last night I made scones for the first time in years but they don't really count as bread)

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Fri 12-Oct-12
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Ah, there you are, Dr. Mike.  All well?

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Oct-12
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Joanna what bread machine do you use please ? My faithful (but cheap) sainsburys own label machine (it cost £29.00 in the sale) has sadly, finally, passed away and now I need to get another and am thinking about one of these

 

I know that Panasonic are the reputed best but they seem so much more expensive, any thoughts?

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Mon 15-Oct-12
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I have a Panasonic Chris - it was a birthday present from my children about 3 years ago and has been in regular use ever since. I love a bargain myself but in some cases you really only get what you pay for.

It produces wonderful bread and dough and have made most of the recipes that come with it including hot cross buns and chelsea buns all delicious. I belong to a cookery forum and bread machines are a very hot topic on there with a lot of the 'traditionalists' very negative about using them, but there are more people in favour of them and I would say of these about 75% (maybe more) use a Panasonic. Lots of them have used other makes like Morphy Richards but they don't last and they have returned to Panasonic in the end.

I know they are pricey - that's why I put out heavy hints around my birthday - it helps them as well as they never know what to buy me and they get lots of lovely bread as well....think thats what they call a win - win situation.

Good luck with whatever you buy and let us know what you get.

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Mon 15-Oct-12
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paperman said:

Joanna what bread machine do you use please ? My faithful (but cheap) sainsburys own label machine (it cost £29.00 in the sale) has sadly, finally, passed away and now I need to get another and am thinking about one of these

 

I know that Panasonic are the reputed best but they seem so much more expensive, any thoughts?

Hi Chris,

I have no experience of which machine to choose  but I do own several other Andrew James machines & pieces of cooking equipment, all of which are great & very well made. If anything goes wrong their Customer Services are wonderfully helpful & send replacements immediately. If I need any equipment I always look on their website first. Great value & superfast delivery along with quality & helpfulness.  ok  ok  ok

 

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Tue 16-Oct-12
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Hi Chris, sorry not on too often and so better to PM me if you want quick responses these days I'm afraid. Anyway mine is a Clatronic I think, nothing special and wouldn't recommend it especially. It does okay! It is hard to get really good stuff locally and that was on sale in our little Aladdin cave shop and so that is why we got that brand. I find that if I want to make bread in it from start to finish then I have to watch it for the first few minutes to make sure it all mixes in, after that it's fine to leave.cheers

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