Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bread, glorious bread

So, I got a bread machine a few months ago. Bread machines were one of those things I didn't comprehend the need for. My grandma used to make bread by hand and I always thought that was the way to make bread.  Well, I got sucked into looking at an e-mail with some deals on it and next thing you know, I'm buying a bread machine.  Nevermind the fact that my kitchen is bursting at the seams and has no more room left for appliances.

I started out with a couple of recipes from the machine recipe book. But my real interest is to continue to eat the whole wheat bread we've finally become accustomed to.  I ended up buying the Kindle book, The Bread Love'rs Machine Bread Cookbook. And, I've made bread just about every other day since then!

Here is some of the bounty.

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns - Delicious!

Squaw bread - was good until I figured out I'm allergic to rye. : (
The first, only, and most decadent sticky buns I have ever made.
They are so good, I can never make them again.

Pizza dough with whole wheat. Even Monkey Pants has made able to make the dough on request!

And the outatkes:

I got a special pan that make two 1 lb. loaves. Uh, one loaf decided to be bigger than the other. 
They were eaten, nevertheless.

This is what I like to call the bread cavern. I made it for Valentine's Day. It was late at night. I was going to enjoy it with some chocolate-covered strawberries and some wine.  After my initial knee-jerk reaction of disappointment, I laughed for about ten minutes straight. It was the best gift I could have given myself.

And just for reference, I made the same loaf the previous day for a birthday party. This is what it should have looked like over there behind the paella.

Look for a MELT Organic Butter Giveaway post coming up next!

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