BM260 Manuals/ FAQs/ Support

  • Can any of your bread makers make gluten free bread?

    All new models have gluten free settings and include recipes – models include BM260, BM366 and BM450. However the older models - for example the BM200 - do not have a suitable setting for this purpose.

  • I have plugged in my bread maker but nothing has happened. Is it broken?

    Kenwood bread makers come with an on/off switch situated under the right hand handle on the BM150 and on the rear of the BM250, BM450 and BM260/BM366.

    Make sure you plug the appliance in before turning the on/off switch, and always turn it off before unplugging the appliance.

  • Can I make hot cross buns with my bread maker?

    Here is a hot cross bun recipe suitable for bread makers. Alternatively select the dough cycle and bake in the oven.

    HOT CROSS BUN BREAD RECIPE

    Ingredients

    750g

    1Kg

    Semi –Skimmed Milk

    175mls

    280mls

    Eggs (medium)

    2

    2

    Strong White Bread Flour

    450g

    600g

    Salt

    1/2tsp

    1tsp

    Golden caster sugar

    50g

    60g

    Butter

    50g

    60g

    Mixed spice

    1tbsp

    4tsp

    Dried Yeast

    1 ½ tsp

    2tsp

    Add Fruit When Alert Sounds

    3:00

    3:05

    Luxury Dried mixed fruit, chopped

    100g

    150g

    Cut mixed peel

    25g

    25g

    Glace Cherries, chopped

    25g

    25g

    Use Sweet Setting + Medium Crust Colour

    3:22

    3:27

    Brush with a little golden syrup while warm to glaze

    For more bread maker recipes see our website.

  • Can I substitute milk for powdered milk in a recipe for my bread machine?

    You can use powdered milk instead of fresh milk but you will need to make the milk first. Check the directions on the milk powder packet for instructions and make the required amount.

  • Can I leave the powdered milk out of the recipe?

    Yes you can – it is there to improve the taste and looks of the finished loaf, but can be left out with substitution in a recipe.

  • Why is there no 500g recipe for brown and wholemeal bread?

    We do not recommend baking a 500g loaf of brown bread in the bread maker because the results were not suitable for inclusion. For best result the minimum recommended loaf size for brown or wholemeal bread is 750g.

  • My breadmaker does not mix when I press start?

    Some programs have a rest period before mixing. Check your timings table, which is in the back of your recipe book, for this information.

    If this fails to correct the issue please check that the bread pan has been properly inserted into the machine.

    If having checked these troubleshooting tips the machine still fails to respond we would recommend taking the machine to an authorised repair centre.

    A list of Kenwood approved repair agents can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/Customer-Services-Support/service-agents/

  • The kneader gets stuck in the bread. What can I do?

    The kneader may remain in the bread, depending on the type of ingredients used. This is normal for breadmakers. Please remember to remove this before slicing your bread.

  • I have started the program on my breadmaker but nothing happens

    Your breadmaker may be pre-heating.  The pre-heat feature operates at the start of the wholewheat (30 minutes), wholewheat rapid (5 minutes) and gluten free (8 minutes) settings to warm the ingredients before the first kneading stage begins. During this time there is no kneader action. On selected machines there are also preheat times on other recipes. Please see the guidance in the back of your recipe book for further information on individual machines.

    If you have checked the program and your selected recipe does not include a pre-heat phase, there may be a fault with your breadmaker and it may require repairing.

    A list of Kenwood approved repair agents can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/Customer-Services-Support/service-agents/

  • Can I use spelt flour in my breadmaker?

    What is Spelt Flour?

    • Spelt Flour is an ancient relative of modern common wheat.
    • It has a unique nutty flavour and can be used as an alternative to wheat flour.
    • Although high in gluten it is more easily digested and can be tolerated by some gluten intolerant individuals. 

    Baking with Spelt Flour

    • The gluten in spelt flour is a different type to the gluten found in wheat flour and has different characteristics when used in baking.
    • Yeasted dough made with spelt flour will rise, ripen and mature more quickly than ordinary wheat flour dough. It tends to produce a firm crust and crumb texture which is open yet dense.
    • Spelt flour is more suited to quick breads or single rise bread recipes. It needs a much shorter rising time to prevent over ripening which can cause the dough to collapse during baking.

    Using Spelt Flour in Breadmakers

    • Breadmaker programs have been carefully designed for use with conventional wheat flour. As the proving time for spelt flour is much shorter than ordinary wheat flour, bread made exclusively with spelt flour will tend to rise and collapse before the baking cycle has completed.
    • For best results either use the dough setting and then manually shape and bake in a conventional oven, or blend with strong white bread flour in a 50/50 mix and then use the Eco/Rapid setting.

    Spelt flour recipes (Please note the above advice)

    Regular loaf

    250ml water

    350g spelt flour

    3 tsp skimmed milk

    1 tsp salt

    2 tsp sugar

    15 g butter

    1 tsp easy blend yeast

     

    Large Loaf

    315ml water

    450g spelt flour

    4 tsp skimmed milk

    1.5 tsp salt

    3 tsp sugar

    25g butter

    1.5 tsp easy blend yeast

     

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