YAAAAY! New toy! New toy!
It dawned on me after bringing the bread machine home that it matches my kitchen. The stove, fridge, KitchenAid, waffle iron, blender, toaster, and crock pot are all black with stainless steel. The only odd duck is my Santuko, sporting a lovely red handle. Oh well, she’s a special toy.
These little buggers are at least 100 bucks at regular stores. I started searching on craigslist yesterday and this was one of three contenders. Then I searched on epinions.com for the three brands of bread machines, just to see what people were saying. This one stood apart with rave reviews and this is a replacement for my old bread maker (from a different manufacturer). This little lady was 50$. Divide that by 3$ per loaf of bread from the store and she will be paying for herself at loaf number 17.
But wait… it’s not just for bread!
This machine, OK it’s a heated blender (sort of), can make dough for pizza/buns/cinnamon buns (blibble)/stromboli, pasta, cookie dough (I don’t really understand why this is a feature, guess it’s an added bonus?), AND JAM. If you recall one of my early posts was about my jam addiction. Strawberry season is just around the corner and I can’t wait to test the machine in that respect. Imagine fresh bread with fresh jam. Aaaahhhhh.
Test Case: White Bread
I’m optimistic. The machine has been filled with the manufacturer’s specified ingredients, in the exact order from the manual. The timer is set to produce a completed loaf of white bread by 6AM tomorrow. (It has a 15 hour timer!)
We will see if this will help my bread making score.
A loaf of white bread with great texture!