Bread maker in our family for three years, however about 9 months of them and then never used(I had terrible morning sickness and I couldn't bear the smell of bread baking. And aroma,I'll tell you the whole apartment!).
Why I chose Kenwood BM 450? Yes, because she was the most beautiful and the most expensive present at that time in the store. It was my gift for the New year). As soon as this miracle came into our house, I immediately began baking bread, my first bread - Brioche bun is amazingly delicious muffin. BUT, I would advise you to not start with the muffins, as with something simpler. Now all will in detail tell and show!
About the bread maker:
Beautiful bread) Looks stylish steel case and glossy black glass. Convenient touch control, I think it's good that there are normal buttons, they would have beat the flour, and it's just rubbed with a cloth of glass and all smooth as new.
Capacious form of bread( the maximum weight of a loaf-1 kg), with excellent non-stick coating - for many years of operation, the bread is never burnt and not stuck to the bucket. Although, I think that the manufacturer would equip your bread maker at least one shape - round, for cakes or cupcake( dream...)).
This model allows you to choose 3 weight of the finished loaf - 500g, 750g and 1kg, 3 crust - light, medium and dark.
Included with the bread machine are great measuring spoon and measuring Cup. BUT the main thing for a tasty bread-it scales! Without weights bread just will not work, all products must be strictly measured, up to 1 gram!!! The eye does not work, you need to strictly follow recipes, especially the first couple when you just bought a bread machine. If your prescription is written for 500 grams of flour is 500 grams on the scales, but not 500 ml measuring Cup-it's a very common error that the bread does not work.
Included is a book with recipes( the recipes are very good, I didn't get French bread from tested). I made muffins-they are more dense and moist than in the oven, knead the dough for pizza and Focaccia is the jam to do not tried because I read online that cooking jam is ruining the non-stick coating pails.
Also included is a dispenser for dry products that are added to bread in the process of kneading, but not immediately, is all kinds of fillings - raisins, sunflower seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, dried apricots, nuts, etc. The dispenser opens automatically at the right time-it's great if for example you put the bread on a delayed start, or simply you do not have the time or desire to do it manually. The opening of the dispenser is accompanied by a loud audible alarm and, you can pour the fillings manually if the dispenser is not installed. I the dispenser is not in use, because if the bread is raised during baking of bread cover depends on the dispensary and the bread turns out deformed.
Bread machine weight 9.5 kg, the Power of 780 W
Turn to the very pleasant - to the bread))
In the beginning I wrote that I recommend to start with simple bread, but not butter. Tell you why.
The successful preparation of bread due to the following factors:
My favorite recipe for plain white bread, so to say base(this recipe is not from the book,and found on the Internet, tested more than once):
1 medium loaf 750 grams:
1. Pour water or milk into shape.
2. Pour the flour so that it completely covers the water. Put sugar, salt and butter in different corners of the forms. To do in the middle of the flour a little hole, missing the water, and add yeast.
3. Put the bread machine in "native" mode (program 1), medium crust. Click "Start".
4. Get ready bread from bread machine and place on the grill cools down.
Here's a bun for wheat bread:
Tip: a great bread turns out dry milk instead of water!
For pastry, such as Danish pastry, a bun should be laid up wet and oily!
The Brioche recipe from the book recipes for hlebopechki:
6 program, light crust750 g
Here such handsome man it turns out:
I am very pleased with the bread maker. The bread is delicious and fragrant.