Zo Bread Machine


This morning I ordered a Zojirushi CEC-20 bread machine. Although I am not new to using a bread machine, using a Zo and using a bread machine in my current locale will be new to me. Previously, I owned and used regularly a bread machine while living in the very sultry and humid climate of the northern Gulf Coast. I now live in southwest Ohio where the climate varies nearly every day of the year. I try not to use the air conditioner so humidity during the summer months can be a problem and dry air during the 'heating' months is always a problem. Any hints I should know?

Also, my grandchildren love Pepperidge Farm's Original bread. I have nearly duplicated it using a Pullman bread pan. Do you have a recipe, that can be started in the Zo machine and completed in a traditional oven and either the small or large Pullman bread pan?

Thanks for your ideas and help!

badge posted by: morninggal on May 02, 2011 at 2:11 pm in Q & A
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reply by: kittykat3308 on May 02, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Hi and welcome to the baking circle. I have the Zo and I love it. I use just the dough cycle and I shape the bread myself; than bake it in my own oven. As long as your recipes do not call for more than 6 cups of flour you can make the recipes you already have on the dough cycle, than shape it and bake in your own oven. If your recipes have 3-3 1/2 cups flour you can mix and bake in the Zo. I have used some of the recipes that King Arthur has and they work like a charm. No problems and they are much better than the recipes that come with the Zo. Try the Walter Sands Bread Machine white Bread Recipe. Also there is a whole load of knowledge and help right here on the Baking Circle.


reply by: --jej on May 03, 2011 at 3:40 am

For years, a recipe known as Moomie's Famous Burger Buns -- known now as Ellen's Famous Burger Buns -- was a well-known and well-loved recipe on the Baking Circle. It is great to mix in a bread machine, then shape into the buns, whether for burgers or hot dogs, or into other types of rolls or simply loaves of bread.

Do include it in your bread baking. My late little MIL loved this bread when she was well beyond the century mark. Said it reminded her, when it was fresh out of the oven, of her mother's bread! You simply cannot go wrong with this recipe!!

reply by: --jej on May 03, 2011 at 3:56 am

morninggal, I just did a little looking, and suggest you go to a thread in the General discussions called Moomie Buns, which was posted by orangesorbet. You can read all the posts if you wish (but, PLEASE, don't be discouraged by orangesorbet's issues with the recipe), but especially go to the commentary by Mike Nolan and hickeyja, which give info on finding the 'moomie' recipe, as well as tips for making it. I sincerely believe this recipe is worth pursuing and working into your repertoire. Wishing you well with whatever recipes you try. ;)))

reply by: pjh on May 03, 2011 at 6:02 am

I agree with the previous commenters, Moomie's Buns are so very good... For a Pepperidge Farm type loaf, try our Classic White Bread, dough kneaded/risen in the machine, then baked in a 9" x 5" pan. Or either of our Pain de Mie recipes: the long 13" loaf, or the smaller 9" loaf, depending which pan you have. Enjoy!

reply by: morninggal on May 05, 2011 at 12:13 am

Oh thank you very much for the ideas and the pointers! My new machine arrived via UPS this evening and I am excited to get to know it!

If you have other ideas to share, I'd love to read and explore them!

Again, thank you!

reply by: disneymagicchef on May 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

I underscore your comments about Moomie's Famous Burger Buns. The BEST recipe I have ever used. Nothing could be simpler. Mix on "dough" cycle and then shape into whatever. Success every time.