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Bread Machine Cookbook [Paperback]

Donna Rathmell German
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March 16 2004 Nitty Gritty
The first bread machine cookbook on the market, this classic offers more than 130 recipes for white, whole-grain, cheese, fruit, vegetable, herb and spice breads, sourdough loaves, rolls, croissants and breadsticks. Recipes appear in 3 sizes to accomodate any machine make or model. This popular book inspired a 6-book series.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but be careful of older copies Sept. 2 2002
I have both the original Bread Machine Cookbook and book #2, and the recipes are great, well worth 5 stars. Also the introductions give a lot of useful advise.
IMPORTANT: A word of warning if you buy a used copy. I bought copies of both, in "like new condition," and they arrived as promised, but in using the recipes, I had one failed load after another. By accident, in looking at a my Mom's new books (which do not state they are revised editions), I found that all the recipes I had tried (and nearly all the recipes in both books) now have totally different amounts listed for the ingredients. For example, the Sally Lund bread on page 25 (original book) has the measurements of 7 of the 8 ingredients changed/corrected (the yeast is now doubled, and the flour increased by 1/3). Many recipes in both books have similar major changes. I had to buy new copies, and using the corrected amounts in the new books I then began baking great bread. If you have older copies of either of these books, and are getting disgusting goopy bread, do not automatically think it is the fault of you, your ingredients, or bread machine. Check out a newer book and compare ingredients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still not received Jan. 12 2014
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Unfortunately I am still waiting for this book and one other that I ordered for a Christmas gift. I certainly hope they arrive soon! I have rated the book high because I own a copy and am very pleased with it which is why I purchased it for a gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bread Maker Cookbook April 3 2013
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I think this is a very good book. I especially like the pizza and panettone recipes.The writer has done very good research.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Bread Machine Companion Feb. 25 2004
Of all the bread machine books I own, this is hands down my favorite. The cozy, small size has a lot to do with it to start, and to end - the fabulous recipes! I haven't been disappointed yet. This would make a great gift for someone who is just starting out with a bread machine.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A recipe for every taste Nov. 30 2003
By Steffi
My boyfriend and I recently moved to the U.S. from Germany, where all kinds of fresh, healthy baked breads are readily available for an affordable everyday price. When I got my Breadman machine out of my mom's attic, my boyfriend looked at it skeptically and muttered something about how tough it would be living in the States.
Well, this book made us both bread machine believers. It has recipes to suit both our tastes with easy to read tables for different size loaves. It has the whole, health-food grain and nutty recipes (with buckwheat, amaranth, barley) I like as well as the crusty white, rye, and whole wheat ones he prefers. The author also gives tips on additives to make the bread denser or lighter depending on your preference. Every single recipe has worked beautifully.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great things come in small packages! July 22 2003
Although I have several bread machine cookbooks today, this was my first. My copy is so dog-earred that it's falling apart. Although the book is small, it is jam packed with a huge variety of tasty recipes that are surprisingly easy. If you only buy one bread book-this would be a great choice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Nov. 22 2000
By A Customer
I recently upgraded my old National bread machine to a state-of-the-art Zojurushi and thought I'd reward my myself by purchasing this well-recommnded book.
First, the size: it's *tiny*--more like a field guide. This can be a plus, in some instances, but it sure lacks an air of authority, in this case, and probably won't wear well. On the other hand, the typeface is clear and bold, which is useful. All recipes are presented in three columns for "small," "medium," and "large" loaf sizes. Recipes do not include ingredient weights, which are essential (especially for flour), as any proper baker knows. This lack undoubtedly contributed to the problems I (and other reviewers) had obtaining consistent results from this book. There are quite a number of jarring typos (e.g., "broiche") which also undercut the book's credibility.
I tried several of the recipes at various loaf sizes. Most recipes required adjustment of liquid or dry ingredients, not such a big deal. But, the results were generally insipid, to my taste buds.
There are certainly better books out there, or better yet, check out some of the websites that are proliferating for this genre.
All in all, not a cookbook I'd reach for again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good recipes that work! Sept. 5 2011
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This little book has a wide variety of recipes. You can choose between three sizes of loaves each time; I really like this feature. I use these recipes in my bread machine on the dough cycle and then bake the loaves in the oven. The house smells great (all the way into the garage!). I've found that making bread using these recipes is a great way to spend time with my grandchildren.
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