Saturday seemed like a perfect day to stay inside and be warm and cozy.
Drizzle is making a wet blanket on the street outside. The perfect excuse to use my baking imagination…..
Hmmm, what is this I have underneath the bottom shelf of my pantry, hidden behind mixer attachments….
a bread maker. Okay, so I knew it was there. It has traveled from three homes plus a storage unit in the 9 years
I have been married. It was one of the few things I allowed Shane to register for. The other was a set and forget it
chicken rotisserie and that, well it did not make the move into this house.
Don’t get me wrong I love bread, but it was not
a top registry priority as I believed I could myself. I did not need a fancy machine.
My kitchen aid mixer has a dough hook so I thought it would be enough.
So I pulled out the bread maker from below.
I skim the instructions and I think at best the honey wheat sounds amazing and fairly simple.
I take a look for what the recipe entails and chance may have it, I have all the ingredients needed.
The process is fairly simple but precise. I put together the ingredients and set it to bake
for three and half hours. Boy did it smell like a French Bakery.
After the small yet satisfying ding of the bread baker…..here is the finished product:
Fantastic Bread. The smell amazing….but a little bit dense in comparison to bread from the store.
Well, that part could have slightly been prevented. Maybe my son opening
and closing the machine top played a part in the dough rising.
Minus that the bread machine experience was:
1. Easy to put together (if you have the most of the ingredients)
2. Really set it and forget it. It does it on its own.
3. Makes the house smell fantastic.
4. Is very healthy like any other baked good you make from home.
5. Probably most important it made the hubby happy.
Thanks to whom ever gave The Lindstrom’s a bread maker as wedding gift!
Hope you pull yours out soon!