Breadmaker Misfire

There is nothing like coming home to a house that smells like freshly baked bread. Until you find this in the breadmaker:


I have no idea what went wrong. It’s still edible as we enjoyed hunks of it with some soup tonight. But it’s definitely not going to make the sandwiches I intended. Back to the drawing board!


5 thoughts on “Breadmaker Misfire

  1. Don’t feel bad – I gave up on my breadmaker after I tried a million and a half times and never made a successful loaf of bread. Convenience, ha. 🙂

  2. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and feel that you deserve additional recognition. So, you have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by little ole me – As explained to me to accept the award; (1) You must list 7 random things about yourself that people don’t know, (2) nominate bloggers to receive the award. I see people nominating 4 to 10 bloggers and (3) post a picture of the award.

  3. Did you ever figure out what the problem was? My wife and I are consistently having a similar problem, but quite a bit worse than your picture. The top of the bread is completely lumpy and “streaky” with a look similar to pulled taffy. I think maybe it’s not rising properly? Any tips?

    1. Hi Jon! I’m not completely sure what happened. My husband made a loaf of white bread the next day that turned out perfect. So it could’ve been something with the wheat flour I used though I’m not sure what that could be. I also used a delay timer so it’s possible that the water was not the right temperature to activate the yeast by the time the breadmaker actually started.

  4. I almost gave up on my breadmaker until I learned that I needed to bake my bread in the oven instead of in the bread maker 🙂 Just set your bread maker to the dough setting. Once it beeps, take your bread out, put it inside your greased bread pan and let rise for about 45 min. or until double in size. Then bake it at about 375-400 for about 40-50 min. (Keep an eye on it as oven times vary. ) Once it has a nice brown crust on it, it should be done. Good luck 🙂

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