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#1 Carey

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

I'm considering getting a bread maker so I can make varieties of bread not currently available here. Never considered it before because it was very difficult to find baking yeast. I think I've seen it of late or am I hallucinating? Also has anyone seen specialized flours -- whole wheat in particular?

And, finally, does anyone have a bread machine here and, if so, does it work for you? I have a Swiss friend who said she could never get her bread to rise properly in hers and finally gave up. But that was a lot of years ago.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:36 AM

Yeast is always available at Pascadeli for $37 pesos for a one pound package. Also stocked at Chedraui, Soriana, San Francisco, and sometimes Mega. Specialized flour at Chedraui but you probably won't be using it at $80 pesos for a small bag.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

I several friends who have and use their bread machine on a regular basis. They all love it and have no issues.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

But the whole purpose of it was so I could make bread you can't get here. Rye comes to mind. Someone in Palenque is selling rye flour on mercadolibre. 34 pesos for 500 grams not including shipping. Seems a little steep at around $3/lb but what do I know. It's been 12 years since I made my own bread.

I do like the Canadian Bagels brand Ocho Granos whole wheat bread but it's the only whole wheat game in town, literally. Maybe one of the baking specialty stores carries other harina besides blanca. Let me know, anyone, if you see it locally. I'd be interested in whole grains, too as I could bring down a grinder, I suppose. But this is one of those things it's expensive and cumbersome to cart down in baggage or mail order so it's gotta be local or nuthin.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

Sorry but I couldn't resist posting this link from an "Unworthy servant of Christ"

http://www.morethana...ies/grind-wheat
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

i have bought in chedraui dark rye flour.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

hmmmm. I better go and carefully scout the shelves. Of course, as soon as I get a bread maker down here, they'll stop carrying it. Like fresh milk at the Mega. Wahhhhh!
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