Apple Coffee Cake Bread Machine

Baking at home is more than just a hobby, it can become a way of life. Our ancestors didn't always have the option of going down to the local store to get their bread and cakes. In many cases, especially during America's early years, it was up to each individual family to take care of their own dietary needs. Of course, times have changed in many respects. Nowadays, we can find staples like bread almost anywhere. That being said, there are still some distinct advantages to baking at home. And, as with any worthwhile pursuit, there are a few potential disadvantages to take into consideration before answering the call to be a home baker.

Let's look at a few advantages of home baking first. One of the biggest advantages has to do with the ease and convenience. On a rainy day, or on a holiday when all of the stores are closed, it can be difficult to get the food that you need (or maybe just the food that you are craving). A great solution lies in home baking. The ingredients are so easy to come by, and recipes are so reliable that it's a case of baking made easy. Within a short time, you can have exactly the food you were looking for (sometimes it even tastes better) and you didn't even have to leave the house or hope that the store hadn't sold out.

Another advantage is the cost. In these times of economic pressure, most families are looking for way to save a little money. Making a loaf of bread (or three) at home can carry a cost of about .50 per loaf. At a time when even a basic loaf of bread costs a minimum of to , this can represent a weekly savings of at least in bread alone, not counting muffins, cakes, and cookies. Yearly, an average family could save over 0 buy baking bread at home- no small amount of money when the prices of fuel and health care go up every day.

Finally, baking at home give the baker more control over what they eat. For example, have a look at one of your favorite breads from the local supermarket. You might be surprised to see that some have over 20 ingredients, some of which you can't even pronounce. Preservatives and coloring are added to make the bread more appealing and profitable, but the question is: do you really want yourself and your family eating all of those unnecessary additives? Baking at home allows us to know exactly what we are eating and where it came from. We can be sure of the hygiene and we have no doubts about the expiration date. What's more, we can customize the recipe to make it more interesting, or we can cut out ingredients that we may be allergic to. For example, those on a gluten-free diet can easily substitute the wheat flour for rice flour, or a diabetic baker can alter the sweeteners called for in the recipe.

Are there any disadvantages to baking at home? Well, there certainly are a few things that should be taken into consideration before embarking on this new way of life. For example, baking at home takes more time that simply buying the product at the store. A typical bread recipe may take up to three hours from start to finish. Granted, only about 20 minutes of that will be measuring, mixing, pouring, and checking - but the fact remains that you should be prepared to set aside an entire afternoon for most baking projects. Also, don't forget about the clean up afterwards!

Another possible disadvantage has to do with the initial investment in the equipment necessary for baking. Let's have a look at some average prices for each one. For example, a set of measuring cups and spoons for dry ingredients can cost about . A glass container for measuring liquid ingredients will run you about . A set of wooden utensils will be about , and a spatula set will be about . A bowl set can be about , and a handy electric mixer costs about . As far as pans go, you will need at least a cookie sheet (), a 9x13 baking dish () and a 9x5 loaf pan (). Of course, it goes without saying that you must have a working oven. Ingredients aside, a new baker can look forward to spending at least 0 just to get started. This will have a significant impact on any expected savings from baking at home.

Finally, there is always the risk that a novice baker will have trouble with a recipe. All of the time and ingredients will be wasted. It can be a frustrating experience, but also an educational one.

Baking at home is, without a doubt, an absolutely wonderful pastime. It saves money and helps your family to eat healthier. However, there are some potential disadvantages that should be carefully weighed before spending a dime. After considering all of the factors, you may well decide that home baking is right for you!

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16 thoughts on “Apple Coffee Cake Bread Machine

  1. Losing weight in 2 months?
    I’m 5’1 and 130 lbs. I would really love to get down to 105 lbs in 2 months. is that possible? I am going to be seeing someone that i haven’t seen in two years and i’d love to be thin by then. any suggestions on how i can lose that much in that time?

    • Here’s a little diet plan that has really helped me. I lost 30 pounds alone in two months by doing this.
      Join a cheap gym!

      My daily work out:
      - Burn 500 calories on treadmill with high inclination, running/fast pace walking mixture (35 minutes)
      - Burn 200 calories on elliptical (20 minutes)
      - Burn 100 calories on bike (7 minutes)
      - I switch that up and sometimes burn more or less on the different machines
      - Switching it up is very important because your body will get used to certain work outs
      - Ab work (10 minutes)
      - Butt work (10 minutes)
      - Go at least 4 or 5 times per week!

      Diet:
      - 1100 calories per day
      - Lots of raw vegetables. Fill yourself up on them because they are low carb/low fat/low calorie and you don’t have to be afraid to eat a lot of them.
      - Water! Lots of water
      - Vegetarian diet with the exception of tuna fish.
      - Be careful with fruits. They are high in carbs and sugar. Avoid bananas, large oranges, apples as much as you can.
      - Low carb/low calorie fruits: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, melons, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honey dew, nectarine, plums.
      - No pasta. No rice. No white bread. Only low carb wheat bread (not much)
      - No oils or butter.
      - Lots of spices.
      - Carbs per day: 130 grams or less
      - Fats per day: 35 grams or less
      - Sodium: under 2000 mg
      - Cholesterol: under 80 mg
      - Fiber: 20 g or more
      - Sugar: 50 g or less
      - Protein: 80 g or more
      - It will take sometime to discipline yourself, but you can do it if you stay motivated.
      - Good foods for this diet: hard boiled egg whites (no yolks!), tofu, “pure protein” shakes, sugar free oatmeal, almonds, greek yogurts, cottage cheese. vegetarian hot dogs, veggie burgers, lentil beans, rice cakes, hummus, tea, coffee, skim milk, salads, light salad dressing, etc.
      - Don’t eat out.
      - Calculate what you eat, so you know your limits.
      - Cook when you have free time and save it for when you’re going to work.
      - Follow the proportions on the nutrition fact label! Measure it out with measuring cups.
      - Read all nutrition facts on products.
      - Don’t buy things that have more than 25 grams of carbs in them.
      - No big meals. Constantly snack throughout the day. Little things every 2 hours or so.
      - No sweets except for fruits.

      This diet really does work if you follow those numbers. I lost a total of 115 pounds in 6 months. It’s a bit obsessive, but if you’re desperate, you can do it. I love food, so it’s very hard. It’s all about self control. Motivate yourself. Keep something in your mind that you’re doing this for and you’ll be able to do it.

  2. Ideas for making VEGAN recipes for dorm student?
    looking for simple recipes for a vegan with a fridge and toaster ONLY. Cannot afford to purchase microwave, toaster oven, etc. pb&j sandwiches and salads are getting old and there are hardly any options by the school eateries. PLEASE HELP! THANKS!

  3. What is the best recipe for vegan cheese? It has to be cheesy!?
    Please tell me the cheesiest recipe for vegan cheese that doesn’t use ingredients that I will only find in America (I’m an Australian). Thanks!

  4. In the wheat flour mills industry, what are the major functions of the alveograph machines?
    The alveograph machines seems to have various parameters, what are the uses of these parameters in forecasting or telling in advance the condition of the yet to be baked bread that is, co-relating ones results to determine the nature of the bread?

  5. How can I lose weight and get in shape?
    Im 15 and 5ft 3. I weigh 149. How long does it take to lose 20-30 pounds? I want to get in shape for spring sports and my trip to Italy in a month. I live in the middle of no where so theres no gyms and theres snow everywhere outside so i cant exercise there…

    What are the best workouts and what should I eat?

    • Here’s a little diet plan that has really helped me. I lost 30 pounds alone in two months by doing this.
      Join a cheap gym!

      My daily work out:
      - Burn 500 calories on treadmill with high inclination, running/fast pace walking mixture (35 minutes)
      - Burn 200 calories on elliptical (20 minutes)
      - Burn 100 calories on bike (7 minutes)
      - I switch that up and sometimes burn more or less on the different machines
      - Switching it up is very important because your body will get used to certain work outs
      - Ab work (10 minutes)
      - Butt work (10 minutes)
      - Go at least 4 or 5 times per week!

      Diet:
      - 1200 calories per day
      - Lots of raw vegetables. Fill yourself up on them because they are low carb/low fat/low calorie and you don’t have to be afraid to eat a lot of them.
      - Water! Lots of water
      - Vegetarian diet with the exception of tuna fish.
      - Be careful with fruits. They are high in carbs and sugar. Avoid bananas, large oranges, apples as much as you can.
      - Low carb/low calorie fruits: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, melons, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honey dew, nectarine, plums.
      - No pasta. No rice. No white bread. Only low carb wheat bread (not much)
      - No oils or butter.
      - Lots of spices.
      - Carbs per day: 130 grams or less
      - Fats per day: 35 grams or less
      - Sodium: under 2000 mg
      - Cholesterol: under 80 mg
      - Fiber: 20 g or more
      - Sugar: 50 g or less
      - Protein: 80 g or more
      - It will take sometime to discipline yourself, but you can do it if you stay motivated.
      - Good foods for this diet: hard boiled egg whites (no yolks!), tofu, “pure protein” shakes, sugar free oatmeal, almonds, greek yogurts, cottage cheese. vegetarian hot dogs, veggie burgers, lentil beans, rice cakes, hummus, tea, coffee, skim milk, salads, light salad dressing, etc.
      - Don’t eat out.
      - Calculate what you eat, so you know your limits.
      - Cook when you have free time and save it for when you’re going to work.
      - Follow the proportions on the nutrition fact label! Measure it out with measuring cups.
      - Read all nutrition facts on products.
      - Don’t buy things that have more than 25 grams of carbs in them.
      - No big meals. Constantly snack throughout the day. Little things every 2 hours or so.

      This diet really does work if you follow those numbers. I lost a total of 115 pounds in 6 months. It’s a bit obsessive, but if you’re desperate, you can do it. I love food, so it’s very hard. It’s all about self control. Motivate yourself. Keep something in your mind that you’re doing this for and you’ll be able to do it.

  6. Why am I not losing fat or gaining Muscle?
    I’m 6′ 1″, 180lbs/12st 12lbs, 18 years old and Male. I’m looking to lose a little bit of weight because, although I wouldn’t consider myself as fat, I feel I could do to lose a few more pounds of body fat to make myself more defined. However, I’m having a little problem losing the body fat and gaining the muscle.

    I’m going to the gym every day. When I’m there, I spend about 2 hours doing a combination of cardio and weight training. My Cardio sessions usually consist of a a mixture of High Intensity Interval Training, which I will spend on the treadmill for at least half an hour, running a minimum distance of 6km. I will then proceed to the Bike, where I will spend a further 20 minutes. After that, I make my way to either the rowing machine or cross trainer, where I exercise for a last 10 minutes. In all, I burn roughly 800-1000 calories in one session. I then make my way to the weights, where I work on different muscle groups depending on the day.
    Mondays: Chest, Arms and Abdomen
    Tuesdays: Purely Cardio Day
    Wednesday: Shoulders, back and Abdomen
    Thursday: Purely Cardio Day
    Friday: Legs, Chest, Arms and Abdomen
    Saturday: Running in the morning
    Sunday: Rest Day

    As well as this, I make sure I eat the sufficient calories to maintain my metabolic needs, as I know that not consuming enough calories can make your body go into starvation mode and prevent you losing weight. I try to eat a low carb/high protein diet, in order to achieve a lean physique.

    For breakfast, I will drink a glass of water, eat either Two Egg Whites and One Egg Yolk or a bowl of Oatmeal, followed by a cup of black coffee with no sugar, finishing off with another glass of water.

    Lunch usually consists of Chicken or Tuna, with either a rice cake/ Ryvita crisp bread, followed by an Apple or Banana, with a minimum of two glasses of water.

    Dinner (my post-workout meal) will consist of drinking a glass of water, then either Fish or Chicken, with a side of brown rice, some form of green veg (such as peas, green beans or broccoli) and carrots. This is then washed down with a glass of water.

    Mid day snacks throughout the day usually occur before my workout, and will consist of a banana or some other form of fruit in order to give me energy. I will also drink plenty of water throughout the day in order to flush any toxins out, and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

    What am I doing wrong? I’m getting depressed about this. I need advice. Anybody help?

    • IM me and wel trouble shoot ur problems, im sure i can fix it… sounds like ur motivated but lack knowledge because it sounds like ur a beginner and ur doing a couple things wrong and a little too much at times.

      click on my profile and IM me il help u out.

  7. What are some easy foods and exercises that will work ?
    I wanna get skinnier …Do u guys know any foods that are easy to make that could help lose some weight ? Also some exercises to make skinnier legs and burn fat ? thanks:d

  8. Eat more carbs.

    You are on a low-carb diet, and you are trying to do high-carb training.

    Muscles can only burn fat when they are working GENTLY. Anything that feels like effort is powered by sugar (carbohydrate), which is chemically classed as an explosive; fat simply cannot burn fast enough to produce powerful muscle contractions.

    So you don’t have enough high-intensity fuel to do high-intensity cardio properly; you are definitely under-powering anything involving weights. This means that during ‘recovery’ your body is struggling to maintain the muscle mass you have, instead of being able to put any resources into building extra muscle, which in turn would use up more fat as its ‘off-duty’ fuel.

    Metabolically, your liver is getting a much harder workout than your skeletal muscles are.

    As your body has been ‘starved’ for quite a while now, you would probably get away with eating about THREE TIMES as much as you do now. This kind of high-calorie, high-carb diet would be able to power shorter workouts of about three times the tonnage you currently total, once your strength has improved to accomodate this workload. Your road speed will probably improve very quickly too, even though your muscle mass will be increasing at the same time.

    Rather than changing tactics suddenly, you should fuel up gradually, including extra fat in your diet as well as extra carbs (new muscle needs more off-duty fuel as well as extra training fuel).

    Aim to spend about a year converting to the new regime; any quicker and the extra strength & weight can negatively affect your joints & connective tissues.

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