You don't need fat in a bread maker. In fact, you don't need fat in bread at all. You could try using the bread-maker again and leaving out the fat. There's no reason why it wouldn't work.Used to have a bread maker, wife said it was too much fat. So we stopped. I've since tried about 4 times to make by hand , absolute failures, so I've not tried since 6 months ago?
It might be worth trying again. Bread is much more forgiving (and I think easier) than cake. You can open the oven door, take it out and check it and then put it back - which you can't do with cake!I'm fairly sure I tried once, when I was much younger, though in those days, what emerged, I swear you could tap the centre of the Earth and it would crack down the middle...
I used to make bread (before we discovered gluten was a cause of some of his health problems). I hand made but then got a cheap, basic bread maker as I did not have much time during the week.Bravo for posting this thread @Herbie! I know you have to cook gluten free due to your partner's gluten intolerance and I also know how very difficult it is to make gluten free bread. I've attempted it several times (not because I need to but out of curiosity). I had very bad results!
It was the butter that bothered her.Quite often I make bread - but these days with just two of us I've started making smaller loaves as otherwise it goes stale and mouldy after a while. In fact, I just made some bread for the Recipe Challenge; Miso bread!
You don't need fat in a bread maker. In fact, you don't need fat in bread at all. You could try using the bread-maker again and leaving out the fat. There's no reason why it wouldn't work.
I'd not heard about this - do you buy it on-line?diastatic malt (not essential, but does help with the second rise)