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Converting Recipes

Patty Perkins <Pperkins@cris.com>
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 08:38:00 -0700
I saw your note about making bread machine recipes by hand.  I haven't 
tried it, but I would think it would be actually alot easier than what I 
go thru the opposite direction.  You may have to play with them a little 
bit, but you won't know until you try it.  The only reasons I can think 
that it may not be a straight-across conversion is the fact that all 
bread machines are a little different.  If the recipe you are dealing 
with happens to be for a machine that has a very powerful or long 
kneading cycle, the ingredients would be adjusted to accommodate that.  
By hand, however, you are in more control so you'll notice immediately if 
the dough is too sticky and you need to add more flour, etc, etc.  Start 
using the recipes just as they are, and throw in a little 'looks 
right/feels right' baking accumen and you'll be fine.