At I am reading this mornings contributions and responding to those I feel an urge to do so A strange odour is wafting up the apples and pears- whats that? It quite put me off my stroke for a moment. Then I remembered- As I got up and put the kettle on for that awakening first cuppa- I also got the bread machine going. So when later I venture ot for only the 2nd time in the past week, this time to do some food shopping-empty bread shelves in the supermarket will not be such a letdown
Milk is about the worst here, there are deliveries every day but people buy large amounts when it snows, so you can't really get it later in the day. I did stop the milkman one morning, when it was slippery last week. He had loads spare because people were panic buying from local stores, in case milk was not delivered. Then cancelled their milk delivery because they had enough! It is not a cheap way to buy it but at least it beat the panic
And out came a steaming Rye loaf. It did not rise so much as normal, which I thought strange as these machines are a closed environment- [do their own mixing - proving - baking off] independently of out side conditions But it is still quite acceeptable result.
Forum member Measuring the ingredients accurately and working to the 'book' is a must However- if success that way eludes you- have you[or yours] tried the bags of 'Ready Mix'? LIDL for example do a range that cost 90p or so for a 1 kg bag This produces 2 800g loaves so quite economical.