A few months ago, I wrote a review about my experience using the Panasonic SD-BMS 105T Bread Maker, and I am so surprised that it is one of the most read posts on this blog! As you know, my main issue with the machine is that I couldn’t find the instruction manual in English. One helpful reader, Adam, found the pdf version from a similar machine released in Hong Kong, and thankfully it’s in English! The wording in the manual is a little grammatically incorrect and there is definitely some confusing word choice, but it’s enough for me to gain an even better understanding of the machine and the ingredients. I love this machine for its ease of use, and I thought I would provide some translations so more people can use and enjoy this bread maker.
In this post, I would like to share with you the basic bread recipe for white bread. I make this the most often in my kitchen, and I just vary it by adding in dried fruits, such as raisins or cranberries, or nuts such as walnuts or flaked almonds or pumpkin seeds.
I had one fairly adventurous run with chocolate bread, but I only tried it once because I realized that I liked chocolate cake better 😀
Some notes before you begin~ the recipe for basic bread will take about 4 hours and 20 minutes. There is also a recipe for “rapid bread” which takes 2 hours, but I found that loaf to be dense and heavy, so I usually plan ahead and make the basic bread. There is a timer function on the machine, and you can set it up to 11 hours in advance. (My favorite trick is to dump all the ingredients in the machine at night, and set the timer for about 30 minutes before I wake up. Waking up to fresh bread before breakfast is the best!)
Machine functions and noise levels The machine will go through at least 6-7 steps:
- Kneading (blade rotation) –> This the the noisiest step!
- Soaking (mixing of flour and water)
- Fermentation (waiting for the dough to rise)
- Ingredient drop (if you add dried fruits or nuts to your bread)
- Additional Mixing –> This is a bit noisy
- Form shape–> The machine emits a tiny whirring noise
- Open lid. (there will be a beeping sound)
The noise from steps 1, 4 5 and 6 does not bother me at all. It’s basic kitchen appliance noise, and they are all short in duration.
Measuring ingredients: The folks at Panasonic recommend that you use a food scale, and so I do. I also use the pink spoon and measuring cup that it’s included. But in the event that you lose both these, you can rely on the weight measures too. Just remember that the liquids need to be measured in milliliters, and not grams.
Basic Bread Recipe for the Panasonic SD-BMS 105T Bread Maker (from the manual included with the machine) Ingredients
- 280 g flour
- 10 g butter
- 24g (2 tablespoons) granulated white sugar
- 5g (1 teaspoon) salt
- 210 ml cold water*
- 4.2g (2 teaspoons) dry yeast
*Reduce the water by 10 ml when the room temperature is above 25C. Always use water that is at room temperature, never hot water!
- Add the mixing blade to the bread pan. I have to do this before I do anything else, otherwise it’s easy to forget. And you if you forget, you will end up with a hot, hot mess. (which you can see here)
- Measure out the flour, butter, sugar and salt and add to the bread pan.
- Measure out water, add to the bread pan.
- Measure out yeast, add to the yeast dispenser at the top of the machine.
- On the machine, select menu 1, select crust color (light, medium dark)
- Press start!
I had problems reading the panel on the machine, so I included some simple translations here:
Additions: If you would like to add additions of fruits and nuts to your bread, Panasonic also has some guidelines.
- When putting ingredients into the dispenser, their total weight should not exceed 100g.
- On the control panel press “有” （Yes)
- Ingredients that can be added should be dry and in small pieces (no larger than a raisin)
- You should not add sticky, easily melted ingredients such as cheese or chocolate, or fresh fruit. (These ingredients can be added with the manual “add in” step, but I haven’t experimented with this yet)
Some further notes: I always like to know the function of ingredients in recipes, and I think Panasonic does a great job explaining them. So I thought I would include them here for you too.
- Flour: provides the structure of the bread.
- Butter: helps make the texture of the breast soft and moist; you don’t have to soften the butter before using, and it’s recommended that you use unsalted butter.
- Salt: makes the bread chewier, helps prevent bacteria propagation (their words, not mine!) improves elasticity of the bread.
- Milk powder/or milk (I don’t usually have milk powder in my kitchen cupboards, so I either use milk or water in my recipes): improves the taste, smell and crust of the bread; also prevents hardening of the bread.
- Sugar: used a source of nutrition for the yeast, the sugar feeds the yeast, and as the yeast grows and multiplies, it gives off carbon dioxide and alcohol, which gives bread its flavor. The sugar also adds sweetness, and color to the crust.
You can read my original post here and you can find the PDF English version of the manual for a similiar machine from Panasonic here. I would also love, love, love to hear your experiences with machine, and I hope you will share them with me!
Please note that this is not a sponsored post, I bought this machine, and all the ingredients with my own money. All viewpoints are based on my own observations and experiences.