I've made a lot of changes in the TF direction over the last few years. One of the hardest things for me so far has been bread. I live pretty much grain-free, but my kids can tolerate bread. I had been buying Nature's Pride whole grain bread, but it's no longer available anywhere around here, and nothing else on store shelves comes close to acceptable for me, so I'm back to baking my own bread for sandwiches. But I have bad wrists and can't do much kneading, so I broke down and bought a Breadman for half off on clearance. I just made my first loaf and it tastes like beer mixed with acetone! Blech.
Help me trouble shoot this! The ingredients were flour, water, butter, honey, salt, and yeast. I used the whole grain setting, which gives extra soak time. Never mind that the loaf came out like a brick, it tastes horrible. I haven't used a non-stick cooking surface in years, so could I just be unused to that? The yeast isn't expired, and it's been kept in the fridge. The flour may not be the freshest, but I've used much older flour before to make bread by hand and it never tasted like this.
Does bread machine bread just taste like fermented nail polish remover? I hope not because my next step was to start using sprouted flour...don't want to waste money on that if the machine will just wreck the bread!