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    Default I got a Dak Auto Bakery bread machine

    I got a used bread machine at our Habitat for Humanity thrift store for $12. It has all of the parts including the manual. The previous owner even commented on the recipes and wrote in some of her own. She is an employee at the store, so I left my phone number. Maybe she'll call and I can get some advice.

    I watched 2 videos on you tube about this machine and it looks simple.

    I have never been able to make any homemade bread except for beer bread. So I am hoping this will do it.

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    Well enjoy your new breadmachine. Just follow the recipes in the manual. I enjoy using the breadmachine I currently have. It really saves a lot of time for me. I can just put all the ingredients in and walk away.

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    Is that the R2D2 model? If it is...I've got one that we've used off and on for at least 10 years - seems like anyway...still works like new.

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    you will love the bread machine and will be amazed how easy it is. I also made pizza dough with mine and froze it.

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    Well call me jealous. *stomps off*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    Well call me jealous. *stomps off*
    Hey---YOU SAID you wanted a 'brand spanking new one'.......so STOMP all you want!

    CONGRATS!!! New leaf--you will love it. I had one.....for about 7 years--then when I put it in storage it drew moisture and I ruined it!! It was a good machine.

    LP---yep---that is the R2D2 model.......makes the round bread....unless they changed the machine after I had mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny
    Hey---YOU SAID you wanted a 'brand spanking new one'.......so STOMP all you want!
    True....but do ya want to go thrift shopping with me here?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    True....but do ya want to go thrift shopping with me here?!
    Are they pretty bad?

    I always get jealous when everyone else is finding these fantastic buys.........and I find crap.

    Lots of people in this town USE the thrift shops so you have to be really diligent to find the good stuff!

    We have a LOT of them though..........pretty spread out but it would take you two to three days to cover them all.

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    I rather frequent your vegan friendly restaurants I hear about.

    So far yes.... I spent last weekend shopping.

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    WOO HOO! What a great labor-saving device. Don't forget you can make the dough and bake it outside the bread machine. We have a homemade sticky pecan roll nearly ever Saturday morning for breakfast.

    When I give a class on Bread Machines I also give the students a bread machine cookbook that I highly recommend. It gives you great general information and guidelines, and most important, I've never had a recipe fail from the cookbook.

    Bread Machines For Dummies by Glenna Vance and Tom Lacalamita.

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    This is a great online compilation of bread machine recipes, Bread Machine Recipes : Recipezaar .

    If you want to bake in your machine you want to watch the quantities - I am guessing that you will want recipes that use no more than 3 cups of flour, as I think the DAK is an older machine - your manual will give you guidance. I find that I can go 50% higher if I am just making dough using the dough cycle, so up to 4 1/2 cups flour for the dough cycle.

    I love my bread machine - I used to make bread all by hand, and have used stand mixers and food processors, but as my arthritis increases, the bread machine makes it possible for me to have real bread at home, not that storebought stuff.

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    Yes, this is the R2D2 model. It is an older one, but still in good shape. I will be getting in touch w/the lady who donated it when she gets back from her vacation.

    I am headed to the store today for yeast. Some of the recipes in the manual call for bread flour.....I can't wait to try a loaf and surprise my family.

    I wonder if this will be cheaper than buying bread?

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    Yes, it does make a round loaf. Do I just use round slices???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLeaf View Post
    Yes, it does make a round loaf. Do I just use round slices???
    Sure...they look the same after they are chewed and swallowed...,.unless you use it to mix the dough then put it in a bread pan.

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    I was just wondering if the round slices will fit in my toaster (lol). My ds 7 yrs will love the round slices!!!

    I just put my first batch in. I chose the first recipe in the book that came w/the machine. It is Mom's Basic White Bread. If it turns out then my boys will be very happy - I always buy whole wheat bread and they think white bread is a special treat (ha ha ha!!!)

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