OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE BREAD MAKER - BEGINNER’S GUIDE
There are three main types of domestic yeast available:
− Cake Yeast: also known as fresh yeast or wet yeast
− Active Dry Yeast
− Instant Yeast: also known as quick-rise yeast, rapid-
rise yeast, fast-rising yeast, fast-acting yeast or bread
Cake Yeast is not recommended for use with the bread
maker. We recommend using Active Dry Yeast, added
directly into the ﬂour (no dissolving necessary) if the liquid
ingredients are 80°F (27°C), unless stated otherwise.
For the shorter BASIC RAPID and WHOLE WHEAT RAPID
settings, use only Instant Yeast or the bread will not
rise properly during the shortened ‘rise’ phase. We also
recommend adding Vital Wheat Gluten when using these
settings. For recommended quantities, Refer to ‘Vital
Wheat Gluten’, page 45 and ‘Yeast’, page 46.
Yeast must be separate from wet ingredients, so always
ensure to layer ingredients in the bread pan in the order
listed in the recipe (liquids, fats, dry ingredients, yeast).
When using the Delay Start feature, this is particularly
important as the yeast should not be placed in direct
contact with water, salt or sugar as these can prematurely
activate or decrease the activity of the yeast and the bread
may not rise. When using the Delay Start feature, we
recommend layering the ingredients in the order listed
in the recipe, making a small hollow in the center of the
ﬂour (ensuring the hollow does not touch the water, salt or
sugar layer) then placing the yeast in the hollow.
Do not underﬁll or overﬁll the bread pan as the bread
may not mix properly. The recipes in this book are
designed for 1lb to 2.5lb (0.5kg to 1.25kg) loaves.
However if developing your own recipes, as a general
guide, a minimum 2 cups and maximum 4.5 cups of total
dry ingredients is recommended. On the jam setting, as a
general guide, a maximum 3 cups of fruit should be used.
4. Return the Bread Pan to the Baking Chamber
a) Align the wing-nut on the underside of the bread pan
with the drive mechanism in the interior baking chamber
of the stainless steel housing. You may need to turn the
wing-nut slightly if you have difﬁculty aligning it onto the
drive mechanism. Push down ﬁrmly until the bread pan is
securely in position.
It is important that the bread pan is properly assembled onto
the drive mechanism to ensure the paddle operates correctly.
b) Lower the lid. It is not recommended to lift the lid during
operation unless stated in the recipe, to check the
consistency of the dough during the ‘knead’ phase, or to
glaze and add seeds to the top of the loaf during the ‘bake’
phase. Refer to ‘Using the Pause Feature’, page 31.
5. Load the Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser
The Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser releases fruits, nuts,
chocolate chips, seeds or other suitably sized ingredients into
the dough at exactly the right time during the ‘knead’ phase.
If added before this time, excessive kneading will cause the
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