Things to Know about ExpressBake® options.

There are a few things you should know about the ExpressBake® settings that are different than the other settings:
  1. Breads made using ExpressBake® settings tend to have a darker, thicker crust than the other kinds of bread. Sometimes there will be a crack in the top of the crust. This is due to the higher temperatures used for baking. The loaves also tend to be shorter and denser.
  2. You CANNOT use the delay timer for the ExpressBake® settings. This would cool the liquid ingredients and affect the way the bread rises.
  3. You CANNOT use the crust color buttons when baking breads with ExpressBake® settings.
  4. DO NOT open the cover while baking breads with ExpressBake® settings.
  5. If the loaf is hard to remove from the pan, let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Shake the bread out of the pan and wait for 15 minutes before slicing.
  6. If you wish to bake another loaf of bread, you must let the breadmaker cool for 20 minutes with the cover open.
  7. YOU CAN use standard bread mixes when baking breads with ExpressBake® settings, but the results may not be as good as the results when using Oster® recipes within this book.