I've been enjoying my Hitachi bread machine for nearly two years now and am
generally happy with the results. I almost always use the timer. However,
on the occasional times I'm around to start and then take a loaf out, I like
to try some of the recipes which won't work with the timer -- specifically
with egg and/or milk. However, every single loaf I've ever tried this way
has come out very dense and small. (I get consistenly good results with my
"timed" bread.) What am I missing here?!
Thanks for any help.