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Unlock the versatility of your Zojirushi Breadmaker by using all the menu settings it has! Just refer to your owner’s manual—yes, it’s that useful little booklet that came with it, or simply download the pdf from our website. Start with the basic method for making pasta, jam or bread; then follow these recipes to make your own homemade dishes, FRESH! If you’re a proud owner of our breadmaker, we urge you to take it out for a spin and not keep it parked in your cupboard. You’ll be amazed at what it can do.
These recipes were made using different menu settings on our newest Home Bakery Virtuoso® Plus Breadmaker / BB-PDC20. With our Virtuoso, baking fresh everyday is just a matter of plug ’n’ play!
A Japanese bread bakery favorite, this savory roll is a lunch in itself. Bake it, pack it, and see how your kids love it!
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Nothing like a pasta salad to lift you up on a hot summer day. Try this flavorful dish with our homemade pasta and have a nice day!
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Use fresh blueberries and cook up a batch of this jam with a simple recipe and our breadmaker. You’re going to look forward to breakfast toast tomorrow!
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Traditional bread baking by oven has been going on for centuries. Artisanal breads are extremely popular—not only at the stores but for home bakers as well. Baking the old fashioned way has been researched, studied and practiced by enthusiasts as a way to relieve stress, and in some ways, as cures for clinical depression. Bread Therapy—yes, there’s even a name for it—has to do with the care and time it takes to prepare and bake bread. The process, from lovingly kneading the dough, to patiently waiting for it to bake, helps us forget our troubles—say the baking enthusiasts. There is also a social aspect, where bread baking clubs meet up to bake bread together. And psychologists have used Bread Therapy to help the learning disabled, the blind, the abused, the homeless, etc., because there is nothing like the satisfaction of accomplishment when a freshly baked loaf of hand crafted bread comes out of the oven.
But what happens if you aren’t a skilled baker? With a Breadmaker, home baking can be enjoyed by everyone. Although the therapy might be missing from the process, there are undeniable advantages to baking with a breadmaker—that fans are happy to recommend.
It’s cheaper. Even with the cost of ingredients and the cost of operating the machine, you’ll spend less money than buying a loaf at the market—especially if you shop for artisanal bread. And it goes without saying that you’ll get a better quality loaf as well.  
The health benefits are obvious. You have full control of what goes into your bread; basically bread flour, salt, sugar, butter or oil, yeast and water—ingredients you can recognize and not preservatives with long names or artificial coloring or agents to inhibit mold growth, like the breads you get at the market.  
It’s easy. How much effort does it take? All you have to do is push the button. As long as you’re precise with your measurements, you get perfect bread everytime.  
It’s also easy to clean. Let’s see…how many mixing bowls or kitchen tools would you have to clean when baking bread in your oven? And don’t forget the flour that always gets all over the place. The inner baking pan is pretty much all you need to worry about with a breadmaker.  
The quality and taste are fantastic. The smell of freshly baked bread can greet you in the morning just by setting a timer! How awesome is that?  
Its versatility gives you amazing value. Think about how you can use your breadmaker to make dough for pizzas or pasta. Many models can make homemade jams with fresh fruit, or even bake a meatloaf. For smaller jobs, your breadmaker is an effective second oven, without the hot kitchen or extra energy consumption.  
Above all, a breadmaker allows you to bake bread with no baking experience. It truly is bread baking for everyone.
Baking has always been a science. We’ve made it a lot easier with our Breadmakers, but it pays to know all the ways to get the most out of your breadmaking experience. Follow these hints and you can’t go wrong!
Follow the recipe closely. Be sure to add the ingredients in the exact order recommended. Are you measuring correctly? We recommend using a digital scale for accuracy, but if you don’t have one, just use the measuring spoon and cup provided with your Zojirushi breadmaker.  
Slightly rotate the wing nuts under the pan back and forth. This will help loosen the kneading blades from the loaf for easier removal.  
Use a spatula or other tool to extract the kneading blade. Be careful not to create a large hole or break apart your bread.  
Make sure you are setting within the timer’s recommended limits. The maximum pre-set is 13 hours ahead. Leaving fresh ingredients beyond 13 hours in the baking pan is not recommended, in order to prevent spoilage and for best baking results.  
Each menu course is now number coded and conveniently printed on the lid, which allows for more selections directly from the LCD display. Simply select the desired number by pressing a button.   Various healthy course settings include Multigrain, Whole Wheat, Rapid Whole Wheat, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Sugar Free and Vegan.
      European menu setting bakes light and savory breads that pair well with a variety of cuisines.
European course
  Multigrain course   Sugar Free and Salt Free   Vegan course
The European course setting and its respective recipes were created to bake ‘rustic’ European-style breads like French Bread and Rustic Herb Bread. The loaves made by this setting are chewier and more substantial than the regular White course setting. Multigrain breads use a combination of whole grain additional ingredients like nuts and seeds. The Multigrain course setting has been specially designed to bake these hearty breads. Traditional bread recipes require both sugar and salt: Sugar feeds the yeast, and adds color to the finished bread, and salt stabilizes the gluten in the dough—both ingredients add flavor. These courses have been adjusted to meet the special dietary needs for baking sugar and salt free. This course setting is ideal for baking breads that do not use animal-derived ingredients. Recipes tailored for this course use vegan alternatives to commonly-used ingredients, such as olive oil instead of butter, or almond milk instead of regular milk.
Time to get outdoors and enjoy the season! Next month we want you to take out your electric grill or griddle and cook up our picnic favorites. It’s grilling time!