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Home Town: Georgia, USA
Living In: Mcdonough, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Camping, Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Blueberry Bread II
I made this bread this morning for brunch and it was yummy. I used 2tsp bread machine yeast instead of the active dry yeast and wheat gluten. I also used regular milk and lemon juice since I didn't have any buttermilk. I didn't have any problem with the loaf rising and the texture was great. Some of the blueberries got chewed up in the kneading which gave the bread a green color so my toddlers wouldn't touch it (more for me!) but there were still whole blueberries in every bite and the loaf had a good flavor. I ate it right out of the machine with butter this morning and am looking forward to toasting some with butter or cream cheese later. I did have to add a good bit of flour during the second knead to get the dough to form a good ball but the end result was great...I'll definitely be making this one again!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2008
Garlic Bread
I'm new to bread making so I'm sure the problem was me and not the recipe but we just were not impressed with this recipe. I took the advice of some other reviewers and doubled the garlic because we love strong garlic flavor. The bread smelled nice while it was baking but it didn't have much flavor when it was done. I used the medium setting on my bread machine and the loaf had a nice color but the crust was so thick you couldn't bite it and it was still a little doughy in the middle. The bread was too heavy and dense in the middle. Maybe I used the wrong kind of yeast or something. I tried to toast the bread but it still wasn't right. I was really excited about this recipe because it sounds awesome but it just didn't live up to my expectations. I probably won't make it again.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2008
I just got my bread machine and have not had much luck with any of the recipes I've tried. I was about ready to just give the thing away. Yesterday, I decided to give it one last shot and made this recipe. I did make a few minor modifications but it was WONDERFUL! I didn't have powdered milk so I used 1/4 cup warm 2% milk in place of 1/4 cup of water. I also took the advice of some of the other reviewers and added 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning and 1 tsp. of garlic to the dough. I checked the doughball at the beginning of the second knead and it looked fine but when I peeked in after it was done kneading, it was a mess. Looked like something had exploded and the dough looked more like pancake batter and was incredibly sticky. It was too late to add anything at that point (it was finished kneading) so I just let it go. When the dough cycle was done, I got some flour on my hands and pulled out a handful of the sticky mess. I kneaded in a little more flour by hand at that point and it suddenly looked just like pizza dough! Since I had to work with the dough in small batches, I made 4 good sized calzones (my husband and I each shared one with one of the kids and we were all full with two whole ones leftover). I did put some pizza sauce inside along with shredded cheese, pepperoni and sausage then folded the dough over and pinched to seal. I cut slits in the top to vent then brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with garlic powder and parmesan cheese. I only had to b

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2008

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