Saturday, 8 October 2011

Return of the Breadmaker

Guess what, dear blog readers.....  I dared to venture into the kitchen – AGAIN!

I guess some might say that this baking session was cheating, but why do all the hard work if a machine can do it for you?!?

After having read all about the lovely Martine’s breadmaker bread-making adventures on the super-fantastic imake blog (take a look over there if you haven’t visited already, by the way), I decided to drag our breadmaker out from the back of the cupboard (where it’s been sitting, feeling sorry for itself, for a good 3 years), dust it off, and have a go!  Martine’s photos made me drool – the bread looked SO good that I could practically SMELL its bready freshness wafting out of the computer!!!  It made me very hungry for a nice, big, fresh loaf – so I got to work straight away (forgetting that the breadmaker would need 3 hours to work its magic)!

I decided to try the French bread recipe.  Despite the fact that making bread using a breadmaker is easy peasy lemon squeezy (you only have to pop the ingredients in, after all), I only just narrowly avoided disaster.  I heaped in 2 tablespoons of salt (thinking that was rather a lot), when my husband leapt to my rescue, pointing out that the recipe said 2 TEASPOONS, and hurriedly scooping out a heap of salt.  Phew!!!

I got my bread eventually!  And here it is.....


Tada!!!  Fresh from the breadmaker (my new best friend)!


It looked pretty good (if a little flat) both outside and in, the smell was amazing, and the taste didn’t disappoint either!  It was especially yummy smeared with some Italian olive paste, with some Greek salad on the side (a European feast)!!!


I’ll be using the breadmaker a lot more from now on.  Thanks for the inspiration, Martine!!! 

Until next time.....

Carly

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P.S.  I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the lovely, lovely people who took the time to visit my little MISI shop and leave such kind comments on the blog (or send such sweet emails)!!! 


xxx


8 comments:

  1. Oooo lovey, you've inspired me to dust off my bread maker too! (I think it's in the loft- will have to check with the Mister)
    I'd forgotten how easy it is to make.
    Well done you- looks delish.
    Xx

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  2. I have a breadmaker that is still in it's box! Last time I went to use it and read the instructions it was just so confusing! I've been told it's simple once you've done it but it's just getting that far!
    I get worried about how and when to put the ingredients in!
    I am much more confident making bread by hand!!

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  3. Thanks for commenting, ladies!!! Dig out the breadmakers and let me know how it goes. It really is super easy - just bung the stuff in and switch it on! If I can do it, anyone can!!! ;-)
    Carly
    x

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  4. thank you for your nice comment!
    your shop is really cute! and this makes me want to get my bread machine out again too! that homemade french bread looks so good!

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  5. Making bread at home has to be the best thing of all time ! Well done Carly .... it looks lovely with the salad :) X

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  6. yummy lunch :o)
    oh dear my poor bread maker is lurking somewhere in the back of my pantry, i really should give it an airing! poor thing
    well done you
    love jooles x

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  7. Hi Carly. I try to avoid the kitchen at all cost. I so badly want to like cooking. But I just don't! The bread maker sounds like a perfect solution. Looks yummy! So happy to see you at Tangled Happy. Thanks for your nice comment. I think those spider nest would be a perfect kids Halloween craft. Happy Sunday. :)

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  8. Thank you all for the lovely comments!
    Come on, girls, get your breadmakers out!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

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Carly

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