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Inherited breadmaker with no instructions

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LuckyLou7 Tue 16-Apr-19 18:43:37

I've been told 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of water, 1 sachet of yeast, 1 tbs oil, pinch of salt, 1 tsp sugar will work.
It doesn't. I've got a flat greasy looking lump of dough with lots of unmixed in flour. It is a hit with the garden birds though.
Can anyone help?
The breadmaker has no brand name.

MrsWooster Tue 16-Apr-19 18:47:40

Is there a serial number on the bottom that you can Google or stick a pic on here in case one now us has One?

Singlenotsingle Tue 16-Apr-19 18:49:04

I bought mine on Ebay
330ml water
1.5 tbsp butter
1tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar (I use 1, not 2)
520gm bread flour
1.5 tsp dry yeast

mineallmine Tue 16-Apr-19 18:52:47

You'll find all instruction manuals online if you just Google the code.

BertrandRussell Tue 16-Apr-19 18:56:38

I hate breadmakers. I can give you a super easy bread recipe and you’ll never look back.

If you’re sure you followed all the instructions it sounds as if there’s something wrong with it. Did you hear the motor turning to knead the dough? Was it a cooked lump or a raw lump?

sackrifice Tue 16-Apr-19 18:56:50

My recipe was always:
500g flour
320-350 g water [depending on how wet you like it, use 335g if you don't know.
8g/1pkt quick yeast
8g salt.

Bang it all in and press go.

Even better, use the breadmaker to knead it, once kneaded tip out onto floured surface and let it prove, then shape and prove again for an hour and cook in hot oven til done. Slash the top just before putting it in the oven.

LuckyLou7 Tue 16-Apr-19 19:00:48

This is the base of the machine.
Looks grim!
It was a cooked lump of dough with raw flour at the bottom.

BertrandRussell Tue 16-Apr-19 19:22:42

Did you hear the paddle thing going round?
Did you remember to put the paddle thing in?
Have you got the paddle thing?

Singlenotsingle Tue 16-Apr-19 19:29:10

It doesn't sound as though the paddle was working properly

LuckyLou7 Tue 16-Apr-19 19:37:27

The paddle thing is built in and it was whirring around, I checked it a couple of times.
I'll give it another go before I send it to landfill.

LuckyLou7 Tue 16-Apr-19 19:38:51

I'd love a super-easy bread recipe though (without using a machine)

SpoonBlender Tue 16-Apr-19 19:50:20

Sounds like it's not doing the stirring right, if it's got unmixed flour. Does the stirrer rotate smoothly? It won't move easily as you're turning the motor, but it should move smoothly not in a heave-crack!-crunch sort of way.

If it's crunchy, the motor's dead.

SpoonBlender Tue 16-Apr-19 19:50:49

Waa! Sorry, awful slow xpost.

Singlenotsingle Tue 16-Apr-19 20:08:47

I quite like my bread maker. It's basic, but the bread comes out very nice. I'm thinking of upgrading, but I won't offer to buy yours, OP!

BikeRunSki Tue 16-Apr-19 20:13:16

the instruction manual is on eBay, but pricey

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 16-Apr-19 20:16:09

Does it have a dough only setting? You could set it to make your dough and have a look to see if it works properly to that point.

I use my bread maker a couple of times a week but I tend to only use the dough setting and then take it out to shape, prove and bake in the oven. I know I could do the dough by hand but a frozen shoulder has left me a bit weak in the kneading department and I let the machine take the strain.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 16-Apr-19 20:23:16

I used to have one of those (I think it's the same). Instructions can be downloaded here

LuckyLou7 Wed 17-Apr-19 12:42:43

Thanks everyone. Second loaf is underway. I gave the whole machine a thorough scrub this morning and it seems to be doing what it's meant to. The kitchen smells delightful anyway.

notatwork Wed 17-Apr-19 12:50:14

free access for 14 days

The manual is there but it's the only free one I've found so far.
Good luck!

BlackCatSleeping Wed 17-Apr-19 12:52:40

Try putting the water in before the flour. But it sounds like you’ve sorted it.

LuckyLou7 Wed 17-Apr-19 12:56:25

It's not finished yet. I might still end up with a soggy lump of something only the birds will eat!

BlackCatSleeping Wed 17-Apr-19 13:00:39

Also, if the yeast isn’t new, try buying new yeast. Yeast goes off quickly and is best kept in the fridge or freezer.

cdtaylornats Wed 17-Apr-19 21:44:42

BlackCatSleeping Wed 17-Apr-19 22:15:21

How did it go?

ivykaty44 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:19:23

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