One initiate whom we shall call Jeremy was a baker for many years in his twenties. Jeremy loved working with the dough. Last year, now in his early fifties, he purchased a bread machine. Jeremy rapidly discovered how nice it was to have a device that could mix small batches of dough for bread or pasta. This took away the labor-intensive process of making fresh bread or pasta by hand, which has allowed his family to enjoy homemade bread and pasta several times per week.
Jeremy only uses the bread machine to mix and allow the dough to rise. After it has risen adequately enough, he kneads the dough one last time by hand and then shapes it into a loaf and several buns, and then bakes it off in a traditional oven. Pasta is kneaded in the machine and then rolled out and cut into strips to be cooked in boiling water for a few minutes before serving.
Homemade bread and pasta are so delicious in taste that there is nothing store bought that can compare. Perhaps this is why bread machines have become so popular. We hope that each reading these materials will treat oneself such a device and enjoy making bread and pasta from scratch. There are many other recipes that come with the bread machines that can also be experimented with.
Breads are a good source of carbohydrates and create a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with cheese, cream cheese, or peanut and other nut butters. Butter is an excellent source of fat for the crystalline nervous system; therefore, many vegetarian initiates enjoy their bread warm from the oven with butter.
Vegan Brioche Bread
(Makes 1.5 Pound Loaf or 12 Dinner Rolls)
1 Cup Warm Water
Pinch of Sugar
1 Tablespoon Active Dry or Instant Yeast
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Avocado Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 ½ Cups Unbleached Organic Bread Flour
Additional Flour as needed Read more