Home Bread-Bakers v098.n071.6


Ruth Warren <herblady@netnitco.net>
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 11:07:30 -0500
Re salt substitution: OK, in my opinion, and that of a nutritionist,
home economist, and
Rehberg&Conway(Bread Machine Magic books authors) SOME SALT is NEEDED to
conteract the effects of yeast and sugar rising, ALL ARE NECESSARY.
However, I use Morton Lite Salt mixture: contains iodized salt &
Potassium Chloride. Has half the sodium of table salt. It can be
substituted equally for salt. However, I use scant measurements of it
when measuring. In fact if a recipe calls for 1 1/2 t of salt, I use a
scant 1 1/4t of this. You kind of need to know your recipe to figure how
much you can short the measurement. 
If you are using Mrs. Dash (as do I) and not adding any salt elsewhere
and reading package labels, this should pose no problems. Besides Mrs.
Dash, I have gotten into growing my own herbs and using fresh in the
summer and then drying my own for winter use. I don't use Mrs. Dash as
much as I used too--everything tastes the same flavoring with it. I like
to vary tastes with different herbs and spices, and using my own, I know
it's pure and fresh!
feel free to zap me with more questions.

Now I have a non-bread machine question, yes, don't faint, non-machine!!
I am working the polls this election and we all bring snacks to munch
on. I'd like a bisquick mini muffin recipe with pumpkin  IF THERE IS
SUCH AN ANIMAL??????????

here's the latest rage among my friends:

                          VANILLA RAISIN BREAD 

This makes a 1 1/2 lb loaf which basically fills my 2 lb machine. DO use
pure vanilla extract for best
results. If you don't have the time to soak the raisins ahead of time (I
never do) just microwave the
raisins and vanilla for 1 minute on high or med. high in a micro-safe

2/3 cup raisins soaked in 3 Tb vanilla for at least one hour (or
microwaved as above);
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or plain milk soured with a tsp of white vinegar
works fine too); 
1 egg;
1 tsp salt;
3 Tb butter or margarine;
2 Tb. sugar;
3 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour
1 tsp cinnamon (this is optional)
1 1/2 tsp yeast (the recipe calls for 2 tsp but I find this way too much
yeast - blows the top off the

Select basic or SWEET setting. 

 This is from The BREAD MACHINE MAGIC Book of HELPFUL HINTS by Lois
Conway and Linda
Rehberg. Original recipe doesn't call for cinnamon.