Well, it was certainly easier than I thought preparing them. I didn't bother gutting or trimming. I just...
As if by magic....
All I did was dump some flour, yeast etc into this machine thing late last night (and after some wine... can't say I was fully concentrating) and this morning I woke to a perfect loaf.... fluffy, risen high and just a minor miracle, really.
the thing about 2 years ago - spent about £50 on it IIRC (Kenwood Rapid Bake) then spent 4 months trying to get a decent loaf out of it.
Thankfully, my rodents appreciated the bricks he made. They provided good exercise for their gnawing teeth, and there were so many of them the pet rats started planning their own building industry.
He bought different flours, yeasts, books on bread making, but all to no avail - into the cupboard it went to gather dust for evermore.
So I've inherited it (along with other useful items including a proper computer desk) and a very nice book called The Complete Book of Bread & Bread Machines (looks amazing, so many recipes including cake ones for bread machines).
Going to be a lot of fun playing with it, and of course the rodents will enjoy too, if I chicken it up :P
ciabatta technique whatsa biga deal
hi all thanks for the replies on the bread machine (the panasonic 253 is now on the wishlist!) When i said i love baking bread I shoul have mentioned that it is a limited...
Sue -- Two hamsters are in a tank together. One says to the other: "How do you drive this thing?"