how do I make my bread come out soft in a bread machine?

Discussion in 'Breads' started by shea1973, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. I have a Qster 2 lb bread machine which makes good bread. However it doesn't come out really soft as I want it. I want to know how to make bread in a bread machine come out really soft like you would buy from the store? Can you make really soft bread in bread machine?

    Also I am looking for a really good banana bread recipe for the bread machine as well. I was also wondering if you could put some Banana Liquor in it as well, wonder if it was possible to put in a banana bread and if it would come out good?
  2. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    What I do to keep my bread soft is, as soon as I pull it out of the pan, I rub butter on all outer surfaces of the loaf, then wrap it on a towel to let it cool.  The butter on the outer crusts will keep them softer.  However, you will still not get completely soft crust like in the store.
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Amish white bread. If your machine screws this up, you need a new machine.

    6 cups bread flour

    2 cups water

    2/3 cup sugar

    1/4 cup oil.

    4TB vital wheat gluten

    2TB yeast

    1tsp salt
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never used a machine........ But I always egg wash my bread/buns makes them soft, brown. Get in airtight container as soon as the bread cools.

    I think the pros use A dough enhancer, increases shelf life, makes a fluffier bread by increasing the strength with a better texture. Most bakers supply shops sell it with that stuff for whole wheat bread. I am pretty much just old school.

    Hmmmm.......... bread machine, ya know folks use those to knead with, imagine that.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014

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