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Baking

Step 1: Choose your recipe

Your steps and ingredients will depend on the type of bread you choose to make.

Step 2: Choose your crust

There are three different crust darknesses to choose from: Light, Medium and Dark. This is completely according to taste but please note that only certain recipes allow for all selections. Crust color can only be selected in the following bread types: BASIC, BASIC RAPID, WHOLE WHEAT, WHOLE WHEAT RAPID, and GLUTEN FREE.

Step 3: Choose your loaf size

Once you have your recipe selected, you will need to decide the size of loaf you wish to make. The Custom Loaf™ is designed to make loaves from 1.0lb to 2.5lb. It is recommended that you select the larger sizes when possible to ensure that the bread pan is filled up sufficiently. If there is too little ingredients in the bread pan, or if there are too many, the bread may mix unevenly. The loaf size can only be selected in certain settings: BASIC, BASIC RAPID, WHOLE WHEAT, WHOLE WHEAT RAPID, GLUTEN FREE, CRUSTY LOAF and SWEET settings. Only the 2.0lb and 2.5lb are available for you to choose with the GLUTEN FREE setting.

Step 4: Getting your bread started

Once you have your options selected, remove the bread pan from the machine and assemble your ingredients according to the recipe. If you are using your own custom recipe, make sure you add in the liquid ingredients first, then the fats, the dry ingredients and finally the yeast.

Step 5: Load the Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser

If you are not using the Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser, jump forward to Step 6.

The Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser releases fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, seeds or other suitably sized ingredients into the dough at exactly the right time during the ‘knead’ phase (about 3/4 of a cup of dry ingredients). If added before this time, excessive kneading will cause the ingredients to break down rather than maintain their shape within the dough.

Step 6: Start the bread maker.

At this point the decision should be made if the bread should be started now or if the completion of the loaf should be delayed. It is recommended that if perishable items (dairy, eggs, etc.) are being used that the Delay Start feature NOT be used. If the bread does need to be finished at a later time, then before the START/PAUSE button is pushed to begin the bread cycle, the DELAY START button should be pressed first. When the DELAY START button is selected, the LCD will display “Ready In” and the preset cycle time will be flashing. Simply turn the SELECT push dial until the time reads the number of hours from now that the bread should be completed. For example, if the bread is wanted hot and dinner is 6 hours away, change that time to read 6 hours. Once set, press the START/PAUSE button to begin either the cycle or the count down.

*If you do not press and hold the CANCEL button after the ‘Bake” phase is complete, the machine will automatically go into the ‘Keep Warm’ phase. The ‘Keep Warm’ phase will hold the temperature of the baked bread for up to 60 minutes before automatically turning off.

Step 7: Removing the bread.

With protective pads or oven mitts, open the lid of the bread maker, grasp the handle of the bread pan and pull straight up. Move the pan to a cooling rack and turn the pan upside down, shaking gently. If the bread does not come out easily after just a few shakes, turn the bread pan on it’s side and, with the protective pads or oven mitts still on, gently wiggle the wing-nut on the bottom of the pan from side to side then turn the pan upside down again. If the bread is still sticking, use a non-metallic utensil such as a silicone spatula, to separate it from the sides and loosen it enough to slide out of the pan. Turn the bread upright and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.

* If you are making yeast free breads, allow the bread to remain in the pan and on the rack for 20 minutes. After that time, remove the bread and allow to continue to cool for another 15 to 30 minutes before slicing.

Pause Function

*Bread dough can be hand-shaped into braided breads with decorative crusts, rolled or layered into sweet or savory filled pull-apart breads, or finished with a variety of glazes, crumbles and toppings. A few ideas and techniques are explained here, and all of them rely on the Pause Feature.

    Decorative Crusts

  • Prepare an egg wash using 1 egg white or 1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of water.
  • At the start of the ‘bake’ phase, press and hold the START | PAUSE button to pause the cycle.
  • Lift open the lid.
  • With the bread pan still in the interior baking chamber, use a very sharp knife or blade to cut a decorative pattern in the top of the loaf (slashes, tic-tac-toe, cross, etc.) Carefully brush the top of the loaf and cuts with the egg wash, careful not to spill or drip the egg wash inside the interior baking chamber as it will burn. Work quickly to limit the amount of heat loss.
  • Close the lid. Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle.

  • Braided Breads

    • Prepare an egg wash using 1 egg white or 1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of water.
    • At the start of the ‘rise 3’ phase, press and hold the START/PAUSE button to pause the cycle.
    • Lift open the lid. Remove the bread pan from the baking chamber and close the lid.
    • Remove the dough and paddle from the bread pan.
    • Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Stretch and roll each piece into a 10″ (25cm) rope. Place the ropes on a flat surface side by side. Begin braiding from the center of the ropes rather than the ends for a more even shape. When complete, rotate the half braided bread and repeat the procedure from the middle to the other end. Tuck the ends under and place into the bread pan. Carefully brush the top of the loaf with the egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if desired, careful not to spill or drip the egg wash and seeds inside the interior baking chamber as these will burn.
    • Return the bread pan to the baking chamber.
    • Close the lid. Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle.

    Pull-Apart Rolls

    • Prepare an egg wash using 1 egg white or 1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of water.
    • At the start of the ‘rise 3’ phase, press and hold the START/PAUSE button to pause the cycle.
    • Lift open the lid. Remove the bread pan from the baking chamber and close the lid.
    • Remove the dough and paddle from the bread pan.
    • Divide the dough into even pieces (12, 18, or 24) and roll each piece into a round ball. Create a single layer of dough balls in the bread pan. Carefully brush the layer with the egg wash and sprinkle with spices. Continue layering and spicing until all the dough balls are used, careful not to spill or drip the egg wash and spices inside the interior baking chamber as these will burn.
    • Return the bread pan to the baking chamber. 7. Close the lid. Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle.

    Rolled Breads

    • Prepare an egg wash using 1 egg white or 1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of water.
    • At the end of the ‘rise 2’ phase, press and hold the START/PAUSE button to pause the cycle.
    • Lift open the lid. Remove the bread pan from the baking chamber and close the lid.
    • Remove the dough and paddle from the bread pan.
    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape, approximately 8″ x 12″ (20cm × 30cm). Spread tomato paste over the dough and top with Italian mixed herbs, chopped salami, chopped black olives and grated cheese. Roll up lengthwise, as for a Swiss roll. Tuck the ends under and place into the bread pan.
    • Return the bread pan to the baking chamber.
    • Close the lid. Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle. The ‘rise 3’ phase will begin, followed by the ‘bake’ phase.
    • At 15 minutes into the ‘bake’ phase, press and hold the START/PAUSE button to pause the cycle.
    • Follow the ‘Decorative Crusts’ procedure above.

    Modify Setting

    The preset, recommended temperature and times for the ‘preheat’, ‘knead’, ‘rise’, ‘punch-down’, ‘bake’ and ‘keep warm’ phases can be modified to suit a specific recipe or your personal preference. For example, if you like a crustier loaf, the baking temperature and time can be increased.

    NOTE: The modified temperatures and times will not be stored in the memory of the bread maker. Instead, the bread maker will return to its default temperatures and times after the modified cycle has finished. To store the modified temperatures and times, refer to the Custom Setting below.

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    Using the SELECT push-dial, select the desired setting, crust color and loaf size. Refer to Steps 1-9 of Baking Bread.
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    Before pressing the START | PAUSE button to activate the cycle, press the MODIFY button. The LCD screen will display the progress indicator and flash to indicate the phase that can be modified, as well as its preset temperature/time. Use the SELECT push-dial to modify the preset temperature and/or times for each of the phases.
    3.Once all the phases have been modified to suit your preferences, the LCD screen will indicate the new cycle time. Press the START | PAUSE button to activate the cycle.

    NOTE: Phases can only be modified if they are already applicable to a setting. For example, the BAKE ONLY setting does not have a ‘knead’ phase, so this phase cannot be modified. If, for some reason, you would like to include or modify a phase that is not applicable to a setting, select the WHOLE WHEAT setting and use it as a base to program your custom recipe setting. The WHOLE WHEAT setting allows you to modify all of the phases.

    Modifications Table

    The table below outlines the possible modifications for each of the settings.

    SettingPre-heat TempPre-heat TimeKnead 1 TimeKnead 2 TimeRise TempRise 1 TimePunch DownRise 2 TimePunch DownRise 3 TimeBake TimeBake TempKeep Warm Time
    BASIC0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    BASIC RAPID0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    WHOLE WHEAT61-77°F (16-25°C)0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    WHOLE WHEAT RAPID61-77°F (16-25°C)0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    GLUTEN FREE0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    CRUSTY LOAF0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    SWEET0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0-120 secs0min- 1:40hrs0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    YEAST FREE10-30 minsn/a0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)0min- 1:00hr
    DOUGH: BREAD0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs
    DOUGH: PIZZA0min- 1:00hr0min- 1:00hr80-93°F (27-34°C)0min- 1:40hrs
    DOUGH: PASTA10-30 minsn/a
    BAKE ONLY0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)
    JAM140-158°F (60-70°C)0min- 1:00hr0min- 2hrs140-300°F (60-150°C)

    Custom Setting

    The preset, recommended temperatures and times for the ‘preheat’, ‘knead’, ‘rise’, ‘punch-down’, ‘bake’ and ‘keep warm’ phases can be modified to suit a specific recipe or your personal preference, then stored in the memory of the bread maker.

    This is particularly useful if you have a favorite recipe that you regularly bake. Alternatively, for advanced bakers it allows you to factor in variables such as the brand and type of flour, quality of the yeast, altitude and climate considerations. For example, in a humid climate the rising cycles can be reduced.

    TIP: We recommend that for your own reference, you record the custom recipe number and recipe, along with a log of the temperatures and times. Blank charts for this purpose are at the end of the product manual, pages 122-131.

    1.Turn the SELECT push-dial until the indicator on the LCD screen reaches the CUSTOM setting. Press the push-dial to select.
    2.The LCD screen will indicate ‘CUSTOM 1’. This means you are about to program custom recipe number 1. There are 9 custom recipe spaces for you to program.
    3.Press the MODIFY button. The LCD screen will indicate a flashing ‘CUSTOM’ and the MODIFY button surround will flash, indicating that you are in programming mode.
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    Using the SELECT push-dial, select the setting, crust color, loaf size and the temperature and times for the ‘preheat’, ‘knead’, ‘rise’, ‘punch-down’, ‘bake’ and ‘keep warm’ phases. Refer to the Modifications Table.

    NOTE: If you accidentally select the wrong temperature or time, refer to Step 2 of ‘Modifying a Programmed Custom Recipe.’
    5.Once all the phases have been modified to suit your preferences, ‘CUSTOM’ and the MODIFY button surround will no longer flash. The LCD screen will indicate the newly programmed cycle time.
    6.To activate the cycle, press the START | PAUSE button.
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    Modifying a Programmed Custom Recipe

    There are 9 custom recipe spaces for you to program. If a space has been filled and the MODIFY button is pressed, the LCD screen will indicate a flashing ‘REPLACE?’

    1.If you don’t want to replace your programmed custom recipe, press the CANCEL button. The LCD screen will no longer indicate a flashing ‘REPLACE?. Turn the SELECT push-dial to check if another space has been filled or not.
    2.If you do want to replace or modify your programmed custom recipe, press the SELECT push-dial. The LCD screen will indicate a flashing ‘CUSTOM’ and the MODIFY button surround will flash, indicating that you are in programming mode. Using the SELECT push-dial, re-select the setting, crust color, loaf size and the temperatures and times for the ‘preheat’, ‘knead’, ‘rise’, ‘punch-down’, ‘bake’ and ‘keep warm’ phases. Once all the phases have been modified to suit your preferences, ‘CUSTOM’ and the MODIFY button surround will no longer flash. The LCD screen will indicate the newly re-programmed cycle time.