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Calling all 1-lb Breadmakers: share your recipes please

staub Sep 10, 2010 12:05 PM

I recently purchased a Zojirushi mini (1-lb) breadmaker, which I absolutely LOVE. I had previously written off bread machines, but now using this high-quality machine, I realize that a good breadmaker can make delicious bread. But I have one problem: I don't have enough recipes. I can't find any decent recipes online (or even in the books I've seen) for the 1-lb. machines and I'm a bit nervous (and incompetent at math LOL) to try and work out the ratio to adjust larger recipes (plus, in the books that I do have, which shows recipes for 2-lb and 1.5-lb, they are not equally scaled down in proportion).

So, I'm looking for either 1-lb. recipes that you have/found or tried-and-true recipes that you have scaled down for your 1-lb. machine and have personally enjoyed. I hope this hasn't already been posted, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Recommendations for books with 1-lb. recipes are great, but posting an actual recipe is even better :)

Thanks so much!

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    LauraGrace Sep 11, 2010 07:32 AM

    Hi staub. Have you checked The Fresh Loaf for guidelines about scaling down recipes? That would be my first go-to. :)

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    1. re: LauraGrace
      staub Sep 11, 2010 06:10 PM

      You know, I came across it and then totally forgot about it. I'll definitely check it out again, thanks!

      Would still be glad to hear some personally tested recipes though :)

    2. alkapal Sep 12, 2010 06:07 AM

      you might find this helpful, though not a "recipe", but it is king arthur flour's FAQs, and it has some helpful ratios. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/tips/b...

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      1. re: alkapal
        staub Sep 12, 2010 05:04 PM

        Thanks alkapal, I'll check it out :)

        1. re: staub
          staub Sep 14, 2010 11:12 PM

          So, any tried and true recipes? Anyone?


      2. bayareabeagle Sep 19, 2010 04:27 PM

        All the recipes in the book Bread Machine Magic by Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway are scaled for 1, 1-1/2, and 2 lb. bread machines. This is where I get most of the recipes I use with my 1 lb. Zojirushi. My favorite is the basic whole wheat bread. It's enriched with egg and milk, and has a little bit of honey, so it's soft and sweet enough to be the standard sandwich bread in our house.

        Despite the book, I am definitely getting a "standard" sized machine next time!

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        1. re: bayareabeagle
          staub Sep 19, 2010 09:23 PM

          Thank you!

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          icecone Sep 20, 2010 01:46 AM

          I just posted two 1 lb. white bread recipes, one of them using a water roux. I don't know if they'd be useful to you, however. The loaves were made with a slow-rise dough and baked at a VERY low temperature of 250F. I'm not sure if breadmakers can bake that low. There were some additional preparations that might be difficult to translate to a breadmaker.

          I LOVE these breads, especially the water roux loaf. Here's the link if you're interested:


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          1. re: icecone
            staub Sep 23, 2010 07:20 PM

            Thanks, icecone, I'll check it out. May not be able to bake in the machine, but curious to see them anyways :)

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            ladeelotus Mar 19, 2012 11:37 AM

            I just purchased the Mini also. Simple recipes is full of recipes where the author uses her Mini to knead the dough. There are many pictures too.


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