Loretta SorensenLove your bread machine but unhappy with the loaves of bread it produces? I have good news!

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Making one change to your dough prep method will give you beautiful loaves of your dreams – time after time after time!

The change? Use a digital thermometer to warm your recipe liquid to a range between 105 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the temperature range in which yeast thrives. Hotter than 115 degrees and the yeast will die. Colder than 95 degrees and it won’t activate.

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1/23/2019 8:58:09 AM

Thank you, Dave! I hadn't baked bread for a long time either, but since discovering this easy and nearly foolproof way to prepare my dough I haven't purchased any type of commercial bread.

1/11/2019 1:02:27 PM

Lorretta, great tips for baking bread. I've always thought about reactivating my bread baking but just haven't done it yet. I did have a bread machine once but didn't really like how the bread baked. Since then I've heard tell that using the bread machine to mix and raise the dough but not bake the bread is one method that can be done. During my bread baking years, I would make five loves at a time because when the bread came out of the oven, two disappeared almost immediately. There's no better snack than warm fresh baked bread with real butter oozing down into the cervices of the bread. Have a great bread baking day. Nebraska Dave

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