Your questions answered: Making dough in a bread machine
I recently came across your website and LOVE the Whole Wheat Bread and Amish White Bread, particularly because I can make it in the bread machine.
I was wondering if the dough for the Crusty Home-Style Bread Bowls could also be made in the bread machine? If so, how do you do that?
Rachel, yes, the dough for the bread bowls can be made in the bread machine! :)
I follow the instructions for my bread machine, which says to add all liquid ingredients and then all dry ingredients, with the yeast being added (on top) last. So I just take the ingredient list for any yeast bread recipe and add the items in that order and use the dough cycle! :)
My dough cycle does a knead (~22 minutes) and then a rise (~98 minutes). If your recipe doesn't need a first rise (e.g. it says to knead the dough and then immediately shape it) or only needs a partial first rise (e.g. it says to let the dough rest for 15 minutes) you can stop the bread machine and take out the dough at any time and use it in the recipe! :)
Does this sound like what the rest of you do with your bread machines when using the dough cycle?