I know I’ve been writing about my bread machine a lot recently. I’ve just got one more post and then I’ll write about something else for awhile. I promise.
The new bread machine has several new features. (I’ll write about those later.) However they also took out one of the old features. My old V20 had a sandwich bread setting. The sandwich bread is a little heavier than the other breads. It really makes a good sandwich and is the favorite bread of the Man of the House.
But the X20 – the new machine – doesn’t have the sandwich bread setting. However it does have the “home made” function. It allows you to add a “bread program” into the machine. Here’s how it works . . .
To make bread the machine has to go through a series of steps. It warms up, it kneads, it allows the bread to rise, it beats the dough down and then has it rise again. Finally the machine bakes the bread. The sandwich bread setting was really just a program that went through a slightly different process than the other bread machine settings. I emailed Zojirushi and asked them for the specific steps the machine had to take in order to make the sandwich bread. I heard back from them within 24 hours! I then used the home made function to program the machine to make sandwich bread.
It’s kind of like programing your VCR to tape a program. Only in this case I’m telling the bread machine what steps to take to make the sandwich bread.
Sandwich Bread Recipe
1 – 1/3 C. plus 1 Tablespoon — Water
4 – 1/4 C. — Bread Flour
3 Tablespoons — Sugar
2 Tablespoons — Powdered milk
2 Tablespoons — Olive Oil
1 – 1/2 teaspoons — Salt
2 teaspoons — Yeast
Sandwich Bread Program
Preheat: 20 min
Kneading: 15 – 18 min.
Rise 1: 45 min.
Rise 2: 20 min.
Rise 3: 45 min.
Bake: 50 min.
We tried it this week and it was great! This is why I LOVE this bread machine!