5 Surprising things you can make in your Bread Machine
We human beings are undoubtedly creatures of habit, and we are very good at problem solving, creating tools for specific purposes and using those tools to the best effect...
But, we also excel at thinking outside the box, and realising the potential of certain things to solve other problems, to help us do other things and open up new worlds of possibility. Once in a while something comes along that reminds us of that very fact; through ingenious invention, intelligent design and the appliance of a little good, old-fashioned evolution we see something like the Panasonic ZX2522 breadmaker.
The ZX2522 is a breadmaker in name, but in reality is so much more. To start with it has a staggering 37 bake and dough programmes, dual internal and ambient temperatures sensors and a fruit, nut and yeast dispenser. It also has intuitive and easy to use touch controls and a non-stick Diamond-Flouro coated inner pan, all of which is housed in a surprisingly compact and beautifully finished outer body measuring just 256 x 389 x 382 mm.
That’s all impressive and when it comes to baking your own delicious bread at home there are few bread machines that can compete, but what about things other than bread?
It just so happens that the Panasonic ZX2522 is perfectly suited to making a range of other things too, and the culinary team in the Panasonic ideas kitchen have been busy creating some genuinely amazing recipes designed to prove that very thing, helping you to unleash the true potential of your compact bread maker.
Gluten-Free Banana Cake
Make use of the ZX2522 bread machine’s gluten-free program by creating this heavenly treat, freshly prepared and tailored specifically to your dietary needs or tastes. This gluten-free banana cake recipe is a firm favourite and is just as perfect with your well-earned afternoon cup of tea as it is as a popular dessert for all the family. It is also a joyously simple way to use up bananas that are well ripened. The only real problem you might have is resisting the temptation to make it every day!
Iced Marmalade Cake
A simple but wonderfully sweet Iced Marmalade cake recipe that makes the most of the ZX2522’s easy to use ‘bake only’ mode. No kneading and no hot ovens to keep an eye on, just cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs, fold in the flour and ginger then stir in the milk and the marmalade. Set the breadmaker’s timer for 45 minutes, and sit back to let your home fill with the heavenly aromas of home baking before icing your cake and sprinkling with orange zest...The final step of course is to simply enjoy.
The ZX2522 breadmaker is also ideal for this modern take on a British classic with its dedicated rustic scone program. Why make individual scones when this rustic scone recipe delivers one, big beautiful scone to dive into and share. Filled with cream, jam and topped with fresh fruit this rustic scone recipe will form the centrepiece for an afternoon tea with a difference. Although once served you might have to get used to far busier afternoon teas in the future.
Autumn Plum Jam
It isn’t just in cakes where the ZX2522 bread machine’s hidden talents lie, it is also the perfect appliance for unleashing your talents for making homemade jams and compotes as this wonderfully seasonal autumn plum jam recipe proves. Amazing on hot, buttered toast, freshly baked rustic scones or as a filling for your favourite homemade cakes, making it is a breeze with your breadmaker’s jam and compote programs and non stick inner pan. But why stop with plums? Over in our busy ideas kitchen there is a whole range of jams and compotes to keep you busy throughout the year!
Homemade Pasta and more!
Have you ever yearned to make your own pasta but been put off by the idea of kneading it just right, not to mention clearing up afterwards? You might be surprised to learn that the ZX2522 bread machine has pasta and gluten free pasta programs for that very reason. All you need to do is add your ingredients, select your desired program and let the ZX2522 do all the hard work. Your bread machine can even help to make traditional homemade English crumpets in the same way with its simple dough setting, just add the ingredients from the recipes here.