Try these Cuisinart Bread Maker Recipes for delicious homemade bread in only about two hours with very little preparation.
Everyone loves homemade bread but it’s hard to find the time to make it by hand. Even finding room and time for rising the dough can sometimes be a challenge.
A bread machine is one of those beautiful machines that allows you to throw everything in the pan and forget it.
If you don’t have a bread machine, have a look at this Cuisinart Bread Machine (aff link) that we use. We’ve had it since 2013 and it still works great.
For more information, check out our Cuisinart Bread Maker Recipes.
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How do you use a Cuisinart bread maker?
I like to proof my yeast first. This involves placing very warm water in a glass measuring cup, adding the yeast and something sweet like sugar or honey to help it grow.
I prefer to proof the yeast first because I don’t want to get all the way through a loaf of bread only to discover that the dough doesn’t rise. It’s not always absolutely necessary but it helps to know ahead of time.
Add your ingredients to the bread pan in the following order:
- Dry ingredients
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Your liquid ingredients will include the yeast mixture, oil or eggs. It could include honey or other flavorings.
This is usually flour and could include things like vital wheat gluten or oats. If you’re using butter, cut it into small pieces then place it on top of the flour instead of in the liquid ingredients.
Salt and Garlic
I recommend that you add salt or garlic as final ingredients. You don’t want these two to get too close to the yeast since it can kill it before it even has a chance to rise for you.
Baking in the Bread Machine
I’m usually using the dough feature of the bread machine. The bread maker is equipped to do the rise and baking all in the same pan, but I prefer shaping my loaves manually then finishing the baking in the oven.
Knowing your options just means that you have to make the choice ahead of time. Either way, it’s all good.
Frequently Asked Questions
I prefer to use bread flour in my recipes because it has the highest protein level. Higher protein levels produce the highest quality bread but you can still get a tasty bread with all purpose flour. It will have a different consistency and may not rise as much.
Nothing. Bread machine flour and bread flour are the same thing, with different labeling for promotion and marketing.
This may be the result of not proofing the yeast so the yeast may not be viable. It could be placing the salt too close to the yeast, killing it before it rises. Try using bread flour instead of all purpose flour for a higher rise and less density.
No, I use regular active dry yeast in all my bread machine recipes.
Adding Vital Wheat Gluten
If you are using a low protein flour like all purpose flour or wheat flour, you can use vital wheat gluten to add more protein for a better quality bread.
You can find details on how to use vital wheat gluten at The Kitchn.
Cuisinart Bread Maker Recipes
I use our Cuisinart bread machine at least once every week. It’s usually to make pizza dough but I’ve been getting more creative with it lately.
As I add more delicious bread machine recipes, you will find them all in the Bread Machine Recipes category. I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.