i recently (reluctantly) acquired a cuisinart bread machine. it's a long story! anyway, it's opened up a whole new world of baking for me ...
i've tried a few of the recipes from the booklet that came with the machine. they're just so-so. i'm not thrilled with the shape of the loaf (i will try using the machine to make the dough and then use the oven for baking - i may also just try making the dough in my kitchenaid stand mixer) and i'm also not thrilled with the hardness of the crust (will try a different setting).
i've poked around a few other threads on CH's homecooking forum and have put a hold on a few recommended books at the local library. i've also checked out some recipes online (as per other chowhounder's recos)...
right now, i've got AP flour, WW flour, and multi-grain flour. i also have oatmeal, semolina, and cornmeal (two kinds). i've got yeast from the grocery store (there was only one brand available). however, some of the recipes i'm looking at have some other ingredients and i'm not quite sure where to start looking for them ... specifically:
- rye flour
- spelt flour
- kamut flour
- vital wheat gluten
- liquid lecithin
also, a friend of mine mentioned that using different yeasts may result in different tasting (better?) bread...but, where do i buy "different" yeast and/or the above ingredients in the GTA? west-end would be preferable ... but i'll likely make a trip down to SLM sometime in the next few weeks...
thanks for your help!!!