Bread flour (white) Bread Machine Loaves

Bread machine recipes have to be customized for machines. I stopped trusting “standard” recipes. I adapt recipes, mainly from the Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook (“BLBMC”).

I worked out my approach to yeast and low sodium in baking in a Panasonic SD-YD250 for medium (1.5 lb.) loaves June, July and August, 2018. BLBMC recipes did not work in that machine. I adjusted yeast for BLBMC recipes baked in Panasonic SD-YD250 machine. The BLBMC recipes for white bread loaves worked in the Panasonic with the adaptation. When I started to bake in a Zojirushi BB-PAC20, I changed my method of writing recipes in tables, and changed my recipes to specify the amount of instant yeast for that machine.

The Zojirushi manual provides recipes for sandwich bread – enriched (sugar, milk, butter) bread flour loaves, including Basic White Bread. Its recipes identify volume and weight. Zojirushi’s approach stated in the manual is to scoop flour and fill a measuring cup. This means a less dense or lighter cup than a meauring cup dragged through the flour. I use the amount of flour in the Zojirushi recipe by weight. Zojirushi’s recipes refer to Fleischmann’s active dry yeast and rapid-rise yeast. I think active dry yeast is less dense than instant yeast, and use 6/7 of the amount of active dry yeast the recipe requires. This seems to work with loaves made with bread flour and multigrain loaves.

Here are a few bread flour sandwich loaf recipes, including:

  • sandwich loaves, 100% bread flour, with some dry milk (milk powder);
  • sandwich loaf with up to 33% whole wheat;
  • sandwich loaf with specialty flour and seeds

Zojirushi Basic White:

 Zojirushi Basic White Bread
BB-PAC20 Manual p. 15
 B% 
Loaf SizeMediumMediumMedium
Sodium50%33%
ProgramBasic BakeBasic Bake
IngredientWeight [V]Weight [V]/
{water}
Weight [V]/
{water}
Yeast
choose one
Active Dry Yeast4.2 g.
Instant Yeast4.0 g.
equivalent
2.0 g.1.3 g.
Bread Flour416 g.416 g.90416 g.
Skim Milk Powder9 g. [1.5 Tbsp.]9 g. [1.5 T.]
9 g. [1.5 T.]
Sugar35 g.[3 Tbsp.]35 g.
[3 T.]
35 g.
[3 T.]
Salt8.4 g. [1.5 tsp.]4.2 g.2.8 g.
Total flour/dry466100
Butter[2 Tbsp.]28 g. [2 T.]
{4 g.}
28 g. [2 T.]
{4 g.}
Water240 g.
[1 cup]
240 g.
240 g.
Hydration244 g.52

BLBMC Country White:

NameSource
BLBMC p. 48
Country White
B%  
Loaf SizeMediumMediumMedium
Sodium50%33%
ProgramBasic Bake Basic Bake
IngredientVolume
[W]
Weight
[V]
Weight
[V]
Instant Yeast
choose one
I.Y. High2 tsp. [6.4 g.]3.2 g.
I.Y. BB-PAC20[3.8 g.]1.9 g.1.3 g.
I.Y. Low1 tsp.1.6 g
Bread Flour3 cups92417 g.417 g.
Instant Potato Flakes1.5 Tbsp.6 g. [1.5 T.]6 g. [1.5 T.]
Skim Milk Powder3 Tbsp.18 g. [3 T.]18 g. [3 T.]
Sugar1 Tbsp.12.5 g. [1 T.]12.5 g. [1 T.]
Gluten1 Tbsp.0
Salt1.5 tsp. [8.6 g.]4.3 g.2.8 g.
total flour/dry100454 g.
Oil; Canola or Olive1 Tbsp.[1 T.][1 T.]
Water1.33 cups67315 g. 310 g.

BLBMC Honey Whole Wheat. 33% whole wheat flour and honey flavoured:

 Source
BLBMC p. 105
1/3 WW50% WWB%
Loaf SizeMedium Medium Medium
Sodium50%33%
ProgramBasic BakeBasic BakeBasic Bake
IngredientVolumeWeight [V] {water}

Weight [V] {water}
Instant Yeast only one
I.Y. High2.25 tsp. [7.2 g.]3.6 g.
I.Y. BB-PAC20[4 g.]2 g.1.3 g.
I.Y. Low 1 1/8 tsp. [3.6 g.]1.8 g.
Bread Flour2 cups285 g.214 g.
Whole Wheat1 cup139 g.214 g.
Gluten4 tsp.4 g. [.5 Tbsp. = 1.5 tsp.]4 g. [.5 T. = 1.5 tsp.]
Dry skim milk*
* if using
4 g. [2/3 tbsp.]4 g. [2/3 tbsp.]
Salt2 tsp. [11.4 g.]5.7 g.3.8 g.
Total Flour/dry436 g.100
Butter1 tbsp.n [1 tbsp.]
{2 g.}
n [1 tbsp.]
{2 g.}
Honey.25 cups80 g. [.25 cup]
{16 g.}
80 g. [.25 cup]
{16 g.}
Large egg157 g. {36 g}57 g. {36 g}
Skim Milk.5 cups123 g. {112 g.}
Water *IF using skim milk.33 cups [79 g.]79 g. [.33 cup]
Water *IF using dry milk239 g.239 g.
Total water g.57

BLBMC Buckwheat-Millet. Some buckwheat flour and some millet for texture:

 Source
BLBMC p. 156
 B% 
Loaf SizeMediumMediumMedium
Sodium50%33%
ProgramBasic BakeBasic BakeBasic Bake
IngredientVolumeWeight|{Water} [V.]Weight|{Water} [V.]
Instant Yeast - one
I.Y. High2 tsp. [6.4 g.]3.2 g.
IY BB-PAC20[3.8 g.]1.9 g.1.3 g.
IY Low1 tsp. [3.2 g.]1.6 g.
Bread Flour2.67 cups371 g.371 g.
Buckwheat Flour.33 cups (2.67 Tbsp.)42 g.42 g.
Gluten1 tbsp.0
Millet.33 cups59 g. [.33 cups]59 g. [.33 cups]
Salt1.5 tsp [8.6 g.]4.3 g.2.8 g.
TFW479 g.100
Butter1 tbsp.n|{2 g.} [1 tbsp.]
n|{2 g.} [1 tbsp.]
Honey2 tbsp21 g.|{5 g.}
[2 tbsp.]
21 g.|{5 g.}
[2 tbsp.]
Water266 g.266 g.
Hydration273 g.57

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