> Subject: Storing yeast
I keep mine in the fridge, but spoon it out into the pan as the very
first step. It seems to be able to warm up adequately this way.
> Subject: What went wrong?
> I just purchase "Bread Machine Magic" and tried the receipe for "Jallepeno
> Cheese Bread". It was a failure. A big lump of dense something.
> I guess what I'm asking is....does anyone have this book and what are your
> experiences with the receipes in it?
I haven't tried that one, but "Linda's Easy Potato Bread" has become
a favorite of mine. I have a DAK "R2D2" BTW. I don't keep fresh milk
around, so I've worked out a substitution. For the milk and water
(3/4 cup milk, 3/8 cup water + 3Tbsp if DAK/Welbuilt)
I substitute 1-1/4 c water and 2Tbsp milk powder.
Does anyone know if milk powders are all the same strength? Is there
a guideline, or is working it out as I did from the ratios always
a good idea?
As for the book, I also like all the Pumpernickels
and "Briscoe's Irish Brown Bread"
I may try the sourdough starter just out of curiosity.
Has anyone had success making sourdough in a machine?
I'd *really* like to do that.
My biggest complaint so far about the book is the repeated use
of 3/8 cup measures. I know how to fake it, but does *anyone*
really have one calibrated like that?