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Hamilton Beach breadmaker bread was not good!

2 months ago

I just made a 1.5 lb loaf of white bread in my Hamilton Beach breadmaker, it was not very good.

I don't use it very often probably because I've never made a really good loaf.

Several things were not to my liking

1. The loaf was very heavy

2. The crust was so hard I could hardly get my seated knive through it.

3. Once I cut the crust off the texture was ok

4. The flavor was just ok, too much yeast flavor

I used the recipe for white bread that came with the machine.

I think (not absolutely sure) I used bread flour which the recipe called for.

The recipe called for "bread machine yeast," but I only had "Red Star Active Dry Yeast" expiration date 2025. I just bought the yeast a few days ago.

I really don't like to taste the yeast in the breads I make, is it possible to use less yeast in breast machines? This recipe called for 1 1/2 teaspoons.

I am quite disappointed. I would really like to make all of my bread but this was what I'd call a failure.

Thanks for your ideas,


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