Monday, 2 November 2009

I got a Bread Maker Machine!!!

Forgive the photos - the nights are drawing in and light seems scarce...
so, BREAD MAKER! it isn't actually mine. On the last visit to my parents house, i just grabbed it. My dad hasn't used it for a while so i put it under one arm and exited the building...... my dad caught me, with one foot out of the front door, but i convinced him - THIS machine needed a temporary new home. It is really versatile and the number of functions it has.... woah! Baking / half bake / knead / Raisin and nut dispenser... the list goes on.

I started with a basic loaf. I think this macine and i will need to get to know each other over time. I am not sure which the best recipes are or 'settings' that will suit me better.
Excellent fun though! i lurve a new gadget - MrsB turned in her kitchen when i told her and began some long talk about the "joy of kneading bread" / "traditions" etc... i love her and i'm sure she is right, but.... i have fresh bread in 1h 56mins and it tastes YUMMY!
I put a few bags together of the dry ingredients ready to just add whenever i liked instead of getting all the ingredients out EACH time i wanted a loaf.... i am super organised liked that :)

My first loaf: not bad.... needed more salt. A lighter crust setting. I prefer nuts and seeds in my bread. BUT.... overall, not bad.


Do not doubt me cookery friends, when i tell you..... there is plenty more where that came from!!
p.s. A general hit with the FishFamily and my dad did get a loaf made especially for him too.

8 comments:

The Rainbow Room said...

Hey! It looks like mine, there is a great recipe for tomato & olive bread which is ssooooooo yumm!

nickynackynoo said...

It's a great machine. I use mine ALL the time. The banana loaf recipe in there is great.

That Crafty Fish! said...

You ladies are so ahead of me... i have found this machine too late in life and i now have some catch-up to do huh??

Martina said...

I love the idea of "bagging" dry ingredients! I must suggest it to my boyfriend who loves making bread but hates the preparation.
He sets up the machine over the night so we have fresh warm bread in the morning...
I love the fresh bread smell.
Enjoy your new toy! x

magsmcc said...

Oh post a recipe- I went to bake a loaf to go with my pumpkin soup on Saturday, and couldn't find the recipe bookloet for my, also borrowed indefinitely!. machine... Help!

KL said...

Hmmm. You've given me an idea, to "borrow" my dad's, which has not been used (as far as I know) for about a year! Perhaps I'll ask him, next time I visit.

That Crafty Fish! said...

I wonder how many of us 'own' one of these and how many of us have one on indefinate loan....?

Pomona said...

Your breadmaker is exactly the same as mine! We skip the powdered milk/knob of butter/vitamin C with no ill-effects - also you can reduce the yeast quantities a little. A bit of rye flour mixed in with your wholemeal is nice, and the ciabatta made with pasta or 00 flour is also delicious.

Pomona x