Friday, April 16, 2010

My Bread Machine

We bought a bread machine a little over a year ago and I must say, I think it's pretty great. Well, except that the pan pops out during kneading so we have to rig it so it will stay put and then remember to un-rig it so it will rise properly. Other than that, it's great.

Now that we have it, we rarely ever buy bread or bread products. This basically means that our bread consumption has greatly decreased. We actually use the machine mostly for making pizza dough. We love our pizza. I also use it to make dough for rolls. So handy not having to knead stuff myself. We don't make bread as much now as when we first got it, I will admit. We used to make all sorts, now it's mostly pumpernickel with occasionally wheat or wheat-oat.

The only bread products we now buy are from the "Oops, we baked too much!" section at Kroger and it's usually things like hoagie and hamburger rolls or French bread. They are super cheap and we freeze them until we need them. It's great.


Allie said...

Both Cory and I have a really hard time to get dough to rise and then not collapse once one of us start kneading it and making it into pizza crust :( I've debated the bread machine but i don't know if I want to get one.. I think it would solve our problem though. Maybe We'll get one once we move.

Anonymous said...

A bread machine???? Thats sacrilege! You must have a personal relationship with your bread dough by kneading it over and over and over. Kneading the dough give you a good karma. No worries

Evelyn said...

I've been getting better at remembering to use my bread machine, but I still don't have a go-to sandwich bread yet. I want something with a high proportion of whole grain that rises well and is easy to cut. I got a better knife recently, so that last one might have solved itself. Do you have a good whole-grain sandwich recipe?
And I totally get the trying to use up your ingredients thing and how hard that is to do without buying new ingredients. Good luck getting ready for your move!