What is Better Than Sliced Bread?

What is Better Than Sliced Bread?

Bread fresh from a breadmaker.

(Home appliance as opposed to a bakery or personal baker.)

THE END

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Hehehe. Only kidding. Or am I? Can you tell I’ve had a serious go at the tin of Quality Street? Here is more about the breadmaker.

The Bread Story

Early this year we invested in a breadmaker. It’s been a good investment. And sits quite compactly on the work surface in the kitchen. We don’t have tons of storage space.

Three years of ever so slow decluttering is paying off in helping our home function better for us. The kitchen included. We still are yellow storage for some of our young folks stuff, and are still decluttering. Let’s be honest, does it ever end? But we are gradually emerging from years of stuff.

Just don’t mention the following words to my husband if you would rather not see a grown man cry:

  • Loft
  • Shed
  • Is it humanly possible for a person to single handedly dismantle said shed?
  • Could a shed biodegrade by itself?
  • What is the actual state of the Garage?
  • All three require intense decluttering.
  • It probably means a skip.
  • What shall we do with the scalextric?

Back to the Breadmaker

Because I can’t get out much. No seriously, I can’t. We are more used to researching purchases online. Although in fairness many more people probably are due to the past 2 years. But I won’t go into that. I’m sure you have sufficent delivery notes, bubble wrap, wrong sized gift bags and paper cuts to clarify that detail.

Detail being the operative word prior to a purchase decision. A healthy balance of it, but not too much or I will never be able to make a decision because my brain doesn’t always work properly. Detail needs to be straightforward, if that is actually possible.

So my husband duly set about the task of researching breadmakers. Searching for those which have ease of use, low noise and straightforward instructions. And not possessing 300 settings with the option of plaited toasted brioche.

And he found one. No not a plaited toasted brioche. An MEcfs brain friendly breadmaker. And I love it .

The Morphy Richards Bread Maker

Morphy Richards Breadmaker
The Morphy Richards Breadmaker

On the first few uses my husband helped to guide me through the instructions, weighing and processes. Bearing in mind the breadmaker has a viewing window! I managed to ruin a couple of loaves by over eagerly lifting the lid during the bake. Which isn’t advised unless fruit or other delight is being added at the appropriate beep. Impatience is not a bonus in baking of any kind. You’ll just end up with a flat bread ‘or thing’. I know a Kipper story about that for another time.

What Does The Breadmaker Consist Of?

The Breadmaking Breadmaker, plus power cable and plug.
Breadmaker Baking Tin
A Baking tin
Breadmaker Baking tin interior view
Which includes A Dough Blade. The blade stays in for every bake and makes a reassuring whirring noise when active, which is only sporadic. Not for the whole bake.
Breadmaker Recipe Book
Recipe Book, Measuring Cup and Spoons

For the easiest setting. Use a breadmix. All that is needed is the breadmix and water poured straight into the baking tin and clicked straight into the Breadmaker. More detailed bakes require some manual measuring (*see below). And for some cake recipes, preparation in a bowl may be required before putting the ingredients in the baking tin for the bake. All this can be done in stages, so no rush. I haven’t reached the dizzy heights of cake yet.

It also helps that there is no need to heat an oven. And oven gloves are only needed to remove the baking tin with the attached handle once the bake time is complete. It takes a slight turn to disengage the tin, and voila! Being non-stick, the baking tin is very easy to clean.

My Manual Measuring

Baking utensils
My baking mess
Set of baking scales
More mess
Cooling rack with cover
Uber cooling rack and cover. Care of our friend and yours at Amazon.

But all of this chaos pales in significance on seeing the…

Finished Loaf

Baked fruit loaf
Yummy Fruit Loaf. Yes, it does have a crust.

Benefits of a Breadmaker

  • You can enjoy the joyful feeling of baking something even though you didn’t.
  • It can be simple, as in using a ready bought breadmix and water.
  • Or a more zesty recipe with the addition of fruit, fruit juice or spices for example.
  • It turns itself off so won’t burn if you forget why your home has the aroma of baking. Or the familiar – #WhyDoIHearABoilingPan #WhatIsThatTickingNoiseComingFromADrawer Lol!
  • It beeps to remind you to add extra ingredients if the recipe calls for it.
  • It can bake cakes, jam and maybe yoghurt.
  • It beeps when finished.
  • Very little clearing up.

Resulting in

  • FRESH BREAD.
  • FRESH BREAD with BUTTER.
  • FRESH BREAD with BUTTER & JAM
  • The potential combinations are endless!

Having a try at a Breadmaker is another game changer as a #pwme

THE END

Have a blessed day

AND A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR

Much love

Penny signing off
Doodle of yellow flower in a mint green flower pot.
Flower

While you’re here, why not check out my other posts in the CREATIVITY category below.

4 thoughts on “What is Better Than Sliced Bread?

  1. I’m glad it’s working well for you. I have been tempted to get something similar, but since I am the only one in the house currently eating bread, I feared it would either be so yummy that I would double in size eating more and more fresh bread, or I would not bother with it much. It’s good to know this particular model seems easy enough in case I do want to try–

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    1. It’s lovely to access to one. I guess you could freeze what isn’t going to eaten straight away. I just love knowing I can ‘bake’ if I have enough spoons to spare or want to use them on that. It is very user friendly. Really pleased with it.

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  2. High on Quality Street, that’s a dangerous game, Penny! I stupidly opted for Heroes over QS this year for a change, but they’re a bit disappointing. Good job I’m greedy and always buy Celebrations too when they’re on offer 😉

    I’m glad you gave a bread maker a try and found it to be a great investment. The lack of space would be my concern here, too. I end up putting appliances into cupboards, and then of course they never get used…

    Scalextric?? KEEP IT. That could be worth something in future. It could pay for more stuff to replace what you’re throwing out in your decluttering! 😆

    I must admit, I do love how it looks on top. A bit more simple and straightforward gets a thumbs up from me.

    So, when do we get to hear about your impatient baking resulting in a “thing”-type creature? It’ll make me feel a bit better about my own disastrous attempts at baking. I’ve never tried baking bread, I’m far too big a danger to myself and anyone around me to risk it. A bread maker would certainly be a better option.

    Amazon is a great friend to have, isn’t it? We could do with another cooling rack. An another oven rack, come to think about it…. I’ll have to pop by to see our friend soon!

    I LOVE the humour in your posts, Penny. They always bring a smile to my face.

    I hope you enjoy all your doughy adventures. I can smell the lovely aroma of baking bread already. Yummmmm!

    Caz xx

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    1. Hahaha! Your comments always make me shriek with laughter, Caz!! I was high on Roses yesterday, lol! And with you on space and appliances. They hide away, we don’t use them. Maybe just as well the frying pans don’t hang on view, but I’ve given up bacon anyway! Thanks as always for stopping by. I do so love the blogging community. A friendly space on the Web. I hope the New Year has started well for you and it’s a better year all round. Xxx

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