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I received a Breadman Ultimate TR2200C for Christmas. I really can't figure out how to program it correctly for gluten-free breads.

Also, can I use any gluten-free recipe in a bread machine or does it have to be a recipe designed for a bread machine?

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Loregon

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I have same machine and it's good to work with. I really have only one program in it and it's for the Gluten Free Pantry Mix bread. The directions are to Select a program and I use white bread choice, then I keep hitting no and yes to increase or decrease minutes. I've eliminated most of the first kneading cycle to 16 minutes, I increase the rise to 60 minutues and completely eliminated the 2nd and 3rd kneading and rising. After the 60 minute rise, I manually Stop the machine. During the white bread cycle the machine's bake temperature cannot go above 350 degrees; but the bake only cycle can go to 375 what the mix says to use. So after the 60 minute rise, I then select Bake only @ 375 degrees for 42 minutes.

While machine is kneading, I take a rubber spatula and help mix it around a little trying not to get into the way of the mixing paddle.

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Let me clarify something, the Breadman does not have a special cycle for gluten-free bread; my post gives you impression that it does. I use this machine for gluten-free bread only, no gluten bread. Anyway, I just programmed it for a mix and rise according to my choice.

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I have the same machine and just use the RapidWhite setting. I do plan to use the programming feature, and saw it outlinied in the instructions.

Did yours not have an instruction book ?

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Can I use any gluten-free recipe in a bread machine or does it have to be a recipe designed for a bread machine?

It DOES have to be a recipe designed for a bread machine.

Some of Bette Hagman's recipes in her "The gluten-free Gourmet Bakes Bread" are not formulated for the Bread machine. BUT, she gives instructions on mixing in the machine (thus taking out half the work and time), then letting it rise and baking it in the oven. Just as easy. Sounds like a lot of work but it's not. I'm one of those with not a lot of time on my hands to be baking by scratch, etc.

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Hi everyone! Today is my day of firsts!

This is my first post to the message board, and I also just baked my first loaf of bread in my new Breadman Ultimate.

Used the Dough selection with Bob's Red Mill gluten-free bread mix (ingredients at room temp). Then baked using the Bake selection - 375 for 55 minutes. Came out great!

Next, I'll try programming!

--Tom--

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I would really recommend programming the machine. Its super easy to do and makes the bread turn out 100% better.

I have the breadman ultimate, and I tried making a loaf using the standard bread cycle and ended up with a brick. Then I tried programming the machine. It's really important not to do the second punch down that is standard with most bread machines, so the bread actually rises and is airy. I used Bette Hagman's Basic Featherlight Rice Bread recipe from the gluten-free bakes bread - the medium size loaf. I programmed the machine for the 2lb white loaf but changed the times as follows:

Preheat: 0

Knead 1: 5

Knead 2: 20

Rise 1: 40

Punch, Rise 2, Shape, Rise 3: 0

Bake: 60

Also, I opened the lid during the kneading and helped mix the dough in the corners. I also watched closely during the rising - as Bette puts it " The dough should not have little bubbles showing (overpoofed) but should like more like Mr. Doughboy in the Pillsbury ads" when finished rising. So most times, I watch the dough and end up stoping the rise cycle before the full 40 minutes (by holding down the stop/start button) and then select the bake only cycle for 375 and 60 minutes. Hope this helps!

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I've noticed nobody uses the preheat function. Any reason? I know the ingredients are supposed to be at room temperature, but if they aren't would the preheat be useful then?

--Tom--

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