I love to eat bread and having a breadmaker in the kitchen is one of the best things for people who love baking bread. Do you know that the Tefal Breadmaker PF240E can not only make delicious and healthy bread, but it is also a multifunctional appliance?
Before I dive right into today’s recipes, I want to share a little bit about this Tefal Breadmaker PF240E. The 1kg breadmaker has 3 Gluten-Free Bread/Cake Programs, 7 varieties of Bread Programs, and even 10 Other Programs for you to choose from. Not only that, when making your own loaf of bread, choose between 500g, 750g, or 1kg to suit your household needs so everyone can have a fresh slice of bread every morning! What’s more, you can even choose your own color of the crust, Light, Medium, and Dark. My personal favorite got to be a light-crusted bread for sure!
- 3 Gluten-Free Programs: Gluten-free savory bread / Gluten-free sweet bread / Gluten-free cake
- 7 Bread Programs: Basic bread / Rapid basic bread / French bread / Sweet bread / Wholemeal bread / Rapid wholemeal bread / Rye bread
- 7 Others Programs: Leavened dough / Pasta / Cake / Cooking only / Porridge / Cereals / Jam
- 3 Daily programs: Yogurt / Drinkable yogurt / Cottage cheese
I know many of you guys will tell me a bread maker, is just a bread maker. But trust me, a good bread maker will make sure to knead the dough long enough for it to develop gluten, allow the dough to be proofed at the optimal condition, and bake at the right temperature. I have used 3 bread makers from different brands over the years, and this particular model from Tefal yield the best result for me. Did I even mention that it comes with a yogurt/cheese pot for you to make your own fresh yogurt?
What do I like about the Tefal Bread maker PF240E?
- Bread Programs are well thought out with about 40 minutes of kneading for a sufficient gluten development
- Yields me a soft and fluffy loaf of bread easily
- Doesn’t overheat quickly compared to rival brands
- Allows you to do multi cooking like making jams, cooking rice or even porridge with its Other Programs
- Helps me to save money by making my own fresh pot of yogurt with their Yogurt/Cheese accessories
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Anyway, to get things started, you can check out the step-by-step video instructions for all the 3 recipes below,
1. Pumpkin and Carrot Loaf Bread
What better way to entice your kids with bright orange bread with this healthy Pumpkin Carrot Loaf Bread in the morning for breakfast? It is a nice sweet bread on its own without any spread to go with, but I reckon you should bring it up a notch by making it into French Toast served with some strawberry jam for that extra special weekend brunch.
Pumpkin Carrot Bread
- 325 g bread flour
- 2 tbsp milk powder
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1 egg
- 115 ml carrot juice
- 90 g pumpkin steamed until softened
- 30 g salted butter softened
- 4 g instant yeast
- 50 g melon seed lightly toasted
- Steam pumpkin until soft and blend them together with carrot juice.
- Put all of the ingredients into a breadmaker starting from the wet ingredients.
- Pumpkin carrot juice, an egg, milk powder, sugar, bread flour, yeast and salted butter.
- Set to menu 7: Sweet Bread, weight: 500g, and crust: light setting to start the machine.The machine will start to operate and knead the dough
- Let the machine run until the timer indicator reaches around 2 h and 40 minutes. The machine will give a light beep sound which indicates to us that it is time to add out melon seeds.
- Now the next step is optional but I highly recommend you to do this as it will help the overall bread to rise nicely later. When the timer indicator reaches around the 1 h 25 minutes mark, take out your bread dough and also the machine's dough hook.
- Quickly, press the dough onto a clean surface to remove all the air bubbles out and roll into a nice smooth ball.
- Carefully put the dough back into the pan and let the dough proof for another 40 minutes.
- Then, for that perfect look, brush some egg wash and sprinkle the melon seeds.
- Let the machine run its thing until it finishes the setting.
- Once baked, remove the bread from the tin immediately and let it cool on a wire rack while you brush some melted butter over the top for a nice shiny finish.
- Slice it up and serve.
2. Chinese Scallion Pancakes
Do you know that you can make other types of dough such a roti prata and dumpling skin doughs in a bread maker? I will show you how you can use this bread maker and turn it into Chinese Scallion Pancakes that are crispy and flaky. The secret to these scallion pancakes is to actually rub some roux when rolling out so that you get that slight chewy layer of interior that is so good when paired with chopped scallions. Now, a word of advice, go light on the scallions!
Chinese Scallion Pancakes
- 450 g plain flour
- 180 ml hot water
- 125 ml room temperature water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 80 g plain flour
- 150 ml oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- In your Tefal bread maker, add in plain flour, hot water, room temp water, and salt. By using some hot water, it will help the dough to be more elastic.
- Set the machine to menu 12: Pasta and let it knead for 15 minutes.
- Let the dough rest for 30 minutes while we make our roux.
- Combine plain flour, and oil in a mixing bowl. At this point, you may want to flavor it with some salt and sugar. Set aside.
- Chop up some scallions, you may need quite a lot for this recipe depending on how much you put in each pancake.
- Divide the dough into 10, each weighing about 80 grams. Roll them into balls.
- To layer the dough, oil the surface of your countertop and your rolling pin with some vegetable oil.
- Roll out as thinly as possible until you can almost see through the dough.
- Then brush the surface with some of the roux you made earlier.
- Sprinkle some scallions over.
- Roll the dough into a log, then roll the log into a ball, making sure that the ends are well tucked under.
- Lightly press down the dough and set it aside.
- Prepare two pieces of plastic or parchment paper that have been greased with some oil.
- Place one of the pancake dough that you made earlier and roll out your dough. Since you will be eating it later, roll out to the thickness that you prefer whether if it's thick or thin.
- At this point, if you want you can freeze the dough and use it whenever you want.
- Or heat up your frying pan with some vegetable oil on medium heat and transfer the dough onto the pan.
- Let the pan sizzle until your dough starts to turn a little translucent before turning over to cook the other side. Pan-fry until both sides are golden brown and serve.
3. Labneh Cheese
Are you surprised? Because I am! I can’t believe that a bread maker could not only make fresh yogurt but also cheese! I am going to show you how you can make Labneh Cheese, which is a type of soft Middle Eastern cheese made from strained yogurt. The taste and texture are similar to cream cheese and goat cheese, you can serve it up in a cheese platter, use it as a dip with good-quality olive oil, or add it to salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and more!
- 1000 ml UHT Full-cream Milk
- 50 g Natural Yogurt unsweetened
- To make your very own yogurt using the Tefal Bread Maker, remove the cheese strainer that comes with the yogurt pot. These accessories are included in the machine when you purchase it.
- Then, simply combine full-cream milk and some unsweetened yogurt into the machine. Cover the container with the lid, and select menu 18: Yogurt, and let it ferment for 8 hours.
- After 8 hours, prepare a bowl, strainer, and two pieces of cheesecloth.
- Remove the pot from the container. You will see that your mixture have turned into beautiful set yogurt
- Pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth and let it strain for at least 24 hours, if not a few days would be better depending on how thick you want your cheese to be. Remember to drain any excess liquid at the bottom from time to time.
- After a few days, give the cheese a squeeze to remove any excess liquid on the surface and there you have it. Labneh cheese!
- You can use it like how you would to use cream cheese, or even goat cheese.
- Serve it on a simple cheese platter with some tomatoes, grapes, and crackers.
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