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Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 17th, 2019, 12:42 am
by Martin Zwick
Today is World Baking Day and by coincidence I found an interesting review of a new breadmaker in the swiss newspaper NZZ yesterday night. I looked for other reviews in Germany and all the experts praised the machine.

Fair to say I have extremely good bakeries around the corner, so there is no need to bake bread by myself. But at my week-end house near Berlin there is no bakery. Here we go.....my new kitchen gadget on the shopping list.

BTW, there is a great special feature with this machine, a timer. So you could let the machine bake your bread during the night and in the morning you will wake up with the smell of fresh baked bread. I would say there exist no better smell in the house than the perfume of a woman, fresh brewed coffee or fresh baked bread. [highfive.gif]







NZZ review: https://bellevue.nzz.ch/auto-gadgets/br ... ld.1482066


Cheers,
Martin


P.S. and makes Pizza dough and surprisingly also marmalade

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 17th, 2019, 4:06 am
by Victor Hong
In which order? [wow.gif]

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Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 17th, 2019, 6:22 am
by RichardFlack
If it also churned butter that’s a great start on breakfast!

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 20th, 2019, 6:50 am
by geoffpm
Interesting, I am all in favor of technology for cooking but unitaskers are less interesting. Especially when you can make no knead bread as easily. I urge you to watch Mark Bittman's NYT video with Creator of no knead -

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: August 13th, 2019, 1:15 am
by Martin Zwick
Now I own a Croustina breadmaker and the first results were quite positive. First, a bacon bread and second a pizza dough.
The bread had a fine crust and the crumb was impressive. Also quite fresh the second and third day. The bread took 3h in the breadmaker and the pizza dough 45min + resting extra. Next will be a walnut bread.

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Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: August 14th, 2019, 3:52 am
by Martin Zwick
Several bread makers tested and published in the The Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recommended ... ad-makers/

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: August 14th, 2019, 7:18 am
by TimF
My wife had a machine that died several years ago and we haven't replaced it yet. It was nice to wake up to fresh bread in the morning. I'm curious if anyone has experience with the Zojirushi BB-PDC20BA?

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: April 16th, 2020, 5:23 am
by Martin Zwick
If you look for BREAD inspiration I have something tasty.

Program 3 on Croustina Breadmaker
and I added 100g Chorizo picante cubed and 1 tsp smoky paprika ( Pimenton de la Vera dolce).

basic recipe:

400g bread flour
1 tsp dried yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
10g butter
280ml water

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P.S. what I like regarding this breadmaker is that it makes a good rustic crust.

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: April 26th, 2020, 4:25 am
by Martin Zwick
New recommendation, bread with roasted onions. Slice 3 onions and add 2 tbsp flour. Combine. Then deep-fry them until dark brown. Set aside and chopp them. Use Program 3 of CROUSTINA and after 20min add them to the dough.

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Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 5th, 2020, 12:18 am
by Martin Zwick
Last night I made bread with Taggiasca olives, Pommodori Secchi and fresh thyme&rosemary from the garden.

TASTY

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 5th, 2020, 1:22 am
by Kyle Whitney
I have had the Zojirushi BB-PDC20BA for a couple of years now. I love it. It has a large capacity, but its real value is its two mixing paddles which are coordinated to pull and stretch the dough when kneading. It makes great bread. I have used it every three days for years. I have just upgraded to their improved model which really is improved. It now offers three levels of crust browning.

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Posted: May 9th, 2020, 6:54 am
by Martin Zwick
I had some leftover organic walnuts from winter. A bit work to crush each, but on the other hand much more flavor than the ready-made walnuts from the supermarket. I used 150g. Again, quite tasty.

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