I am so excited when I got the opportunity to try out the Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10. Though I had just gotten myself a Panasonic SDP-104 Bread Maker earlier this year, it will be good to try out other brands of bread maker and write a review on it. This will allow more choices for my readers too. Due to the small kitchen space, personally I will prefer a bread maker that does not take out to much table top space.
The dimension of Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10 is 210 x 285 x 310 mm that takes up minimal space in the kitchen. Now baking of bread at home can be an easy task for all. The bread maker is portable with sturdy handle and you can bring it around to places to bake bread. Forget about the hassle of kneading the bread dough, the Zojirushi Home Bakery BB-HAQ10 Bread Maker can prepare dough for a variety of uses that you can bake in your oven. These include artisan bread, bread rolls, donuts, cinnamon rolls, croissants, scones, brioche, bagels and pizza.
I have tried using the Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10 to bake raisin bread, chocolate cake and strawberry jam over the weekend and felt so happy that it was a success in my first attempt! The Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker HAQ10 comes with the measuring cup, measuring spoon, easy to follow instruction DVD and recipe book as accessories. I can’t emphasis on how easy it is to operate the Bread Maker Machine. Here are the pictures of the bakes:
Raisin Bread – Basic Bread Regular Texture Mode
2/3 cup Water
2 cups Bread Flour
1.5 Tbsp Sugar
1.5 Tbsp Dry Milk
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1. First add water (or other liquids) in the bread pan.
2. Follow by the bread flour, sugar, salt, dry milk, cinnamon and butter.
3. Make a depression in the middle of the flour and sprinkle yeast in it. Make sure the yeast do not touch any liquid.
4. When the beep sounds, add ¼ cup Raisins.
You can also select light or regular crust with the crust control settings. In just 3 hrs and 30 mins, a loaf of freshly baked raisin bread is served! I love the aroma of the baked bread that fills the kitchen during the baking process. The bread maker also do have the quick bread function where you can bake a loaf of bread in 2 hours.
I love the fluffy crusty raisin breads!
Chocolate Cake – Cake Mode
2 large eggs beaten lightly
¼ cup Milk
1 cup All Purpose Flour – shifted
1.5 tbsp Baking Powder – shifted
¼ cup Butter, melted
2/3 cup Sugar
4 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
When beep sounds add:
¼ cup Chocolate Chips
1. Add the following ingredients into the baking pan in the following order:
i. Beaten eggs
iv. Melted butter.
(The whole idea here is to put in liquids first. This will make it easier to scrape off the flour later).
2. Next add in the dry ingredients into the baking pan in the following order:
i. All purpose flour
ii. Baking Powder
3. Press the Cake button.
4. When the beeps sounds after 5 minutes, open the Lid and scrape off the flour on the sides of Baking Pan using a rubber spatula. Add in the chocolate chips.
5. The cake will be ready in just 1hr and 25mins. The cake may easily break while hot; remove and serve after it has cooled down.
It is indeed very convenient to bake a cake using the Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker HAQ10. However the cake is crispy on the crust and I guess I will prefer the cake texture of hand whisk cake.
Strawberry Jam – Jam mode
300grams Strawberries, crushed
2/3 cup Sugars
1 Tbsp lemon juice
5 grams of pectin (optional)
1. Add the ingredients ( strawberries, sugars, lemon juice and pectin) into the Baking Pan.
2. Press the JAM key. The Jam lamp will start to blink.
3. Freshly make strawberry Jam will be completed in 1 hour and 20 mins later.
For me I will prefer my strawberry jam to be thick in texture, hence I had added 5 grams of fruit pectin as part of the ingredients. I had been to a few supermarkets to look for the fruit pectin and finally found and bought the fruit pectin at cold storage plaza singapura.
Yesh my first homemade strawberry jam is a success. We all know that it is not easy to make home cook jam especially on the heat control. Look at the chunky strawberries and I love the freshness of the home made jam that goes with the freshly baked raisin breads.
You can store the strawberry jams in sterilise jam jars or suitable containers by washing them in hot soapy water and dry them in oven in low temperature. As homemade jams have no preservatives, it cannot be kept long. If the jam is properly sealed and stored in the refrigerator, it may last up to one week.
Pros of Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10:
1. See through window on the top cover lid
You can watch and follow the kneading, rising and baking process without lifting the cover lid. For the Panasonic SDP-104 Bread Maker, there is no see through window to see the bread making process.
2. Compact in size
Its compact design also makes it ideal for kitchens with limited countertop space. perfect size to savour the taste of freshly baked bread every day without any waste.
3. Easy to operate (Simple with one touch control)
The functions are clearly indicated on the display panel. By pressing mode to select the type of bread texture (regular, firm and soft) that you want to bake. For ‘Quick Bread’ function, you can get freshly baked bread in just 2 hours and ‘French Bread’ function to bake French loaf. There are ‘cookies / pasta dough’, ‘cakes’ and ‘jams’ functions too. Though the Bread Maker has only 8 functions, these are actually essential for a bread maker.
4. Versatile Bread Maker Machine
It can also bake cakes, cook jam, prepare cookies and pasta dough.
5. Easy to clean and maintain
All you need to do is to wash the bread pan after baking. You can use a damp cloth to wipe the exterior and interior of the bread maker after using.
Cons of Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10:
It is slightly more expensive as compare to other models brand of bread maker. Fret not, now for YummyFoodBook readers you can get the Zojirushi Home Bakery Bread Maker BB-HAQ10 at a cheaper price at Momorice website.
The Zojirushi Bread Maker is selling at most retailer shops at SGD368. Now you can purchase the Bread Maker at Momorice website at only SGD328 (promotion till 5 June 2015). All you need to do is to apply the coupon code momobread30 when you are at the checkout page. Momorice provide free shipping for order above SGD69. For orders placed before 4pm, the product will be delivered (earliest) before 12 noon the day after tomorrow. This is so convenient!
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