What is Better Than Sliced Bread?
Bread fresh from a breadmaker.
(Home appliance as opposed to a bakery or personal baker.)
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:
- 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
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?
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
But all of this chaos pales in significance on seeing the…
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.
- 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 #pwmeTweet
Have a blessed day⚘
AND A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR
While you’re here, why not check out my other posts in the CREATIVITY category below.