Make More Than a Loaf With Your Bread Maker

Thousands of families are now enjoying the luxury of having freshly baked bread right in their own homes. With the latest technology, home bread makers have been sweeping the world with their convenience and delicious choices of bread made in minutes.

Families looking to stay on a budget or trying to eat more healthy and less processed foods can’t live without their bread makers. Making bread at home couldn’t be easier or quicker with these automated machines. There is no more turning your kitchen into a baking nightmare while baking from scratch — most bread makers do all of the kneading and mixing for you.

There are endless recipe choices available to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for a classic taste, gluten-free or a low-sodium loaf, there is a perfect recipe waiting for you. What most people don’t know is that bread makers aren’t just for bread anymore. There are a number of delicious treats that can also be created using the machines.

Let’s take a look at some of the imaginative and convenient choices that you can choose from to try out in your bread maker at home.

Jams & Jellies

First ,make sure that the bread machine that you already own or are considering purchasing has a “Jam” setting. You only need to use the same ingredients as you normally would but in just a fraction of the time. With virtually no mess, you can have a batch of delicious homemade jam ready in about an hour. Package in jars for the pantry or to give away as a gift.

Rice

For families who enjoy their meals with rice, the bread maker is the answer to perfectly cooked rice every time. Simply add rice and water to the bread maker and set it on “Bake Only”. There is no need to keep an eye on your rice or to stir. After an hour, a perfectly cooked and fluffy serving of rice is ready to enjoy. You can even find recipes to make rice pudding with your bread maker.

Hot Dips

It’s not a party until someone brings out the hot dip. Spinach, artichoke, zucchini or other favorites are a breeze to prepare in your bread maker. You can throw all your ingredients into the bowl and use the “Jam” setting to get things cooking. Get on with all of your other party preparations while your dip cooks to perfection.

Meatloaf

The family tradition of meatloaf goes back as far as baking bread from scratch. Now you can use your automatic bread maker to cook this family favorite in no time at all. Add all of your pre-mixed ingredients to the bowl and make sure to take out the mixing paddle. Set on the “Quick Bread” setting and let it start cooking. If you are using a glaze it should be applied about halfway through the cooking time.

Take a look at some of the recipe books that are available for your bread maker to see some of the interesting choices that are available to treat your family. Not only can you make the freshest, best tasting bread in the neighbourhood, but now you can experiment with a variety of other goodies.

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