New machines make it easy to whip up good-tasting breads

January 20, 1993|By Dallas Morning NewsUniversal Press Syndicate

If you found a breadmaking machine in your stockin Christmas morning, congratulations! Modern-day technology has conquered the old-fashioned art of breadmaking.

Here are some recipes you might want to try, all from "The Best Bread Machine Cookbook Ever" by Madge Rosenberg (Harper & Row, $15.95).

Mozzarella and sun-dried tomato bread

Makes one 1 1-pound

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 3/4 cups bread flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup cubed mozzarella cheese

Add all ingredients except the mozzarella cheese in the order suggested by your bread machine manual and process on the basic bread cycle according to the manufacturer's directions. At the beeper (or at the end of the first kneading in the Panasonic or National), add the cheese.

Cranberry orange bread

Makes 1 1-pound loaf.

1/3 cup fresh cranberries

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

2 cups bread flour

1/4 cup rolled oats

3 tablespoons cracked wheat

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 whole egg

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup water

Coarsely chop the cranberries. Freeze until hard.

Add all remaining ingredients except the cranberries in the order suggested by your bread machine manual and process on the basic bread cycle according to the manufacturer's directions. At the beeper (or at the end of the first kneading in the Panasonic or National), add the cranberries.

Brownie bread

Makes 1 1-pound loaf.

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons bread flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 whole egg

1/3 cup walnut pieces

Bring the water to boil. Add the cocoa and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

Add the cocoa and all remaining ingredients except the nuts in the order suggested by your bread machine manual and process on the basic bread cycle according to the manufacturer's directions. At the beeper (or at the end of the first kneading in the Panasonic or National), add walnuts.

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