The benefit of bread makers
Waking up to, the smell of freshly baked bread is one way to ensure you have a good start to the day. Personally I would not be able to skip breakfast with that smell lingering in my home, the thought of melting butter on a warm fresh slice of bread makes my mouth water just writing about it. However baking bread the traditional way has one or two drawbacks, its hard work to mix and knead the dough, leading on to the second issue, its time consuming and most people do not have that luxury, if we ever did!
Running to the shop is convenient for most of us. The bread we buy costs around £1.25 ($1.19) a loaf and we use about three loaves a week that adds up to approximately £195 ($307.95) a year! Making four loaves a week would cost around £104 ($164.25) a year. Using a bread maker that is 50p (79c) a loaf, what a saving!
If you are not lucky enough to have a bakery next door, or a willing partner to get up at silly O’clock to give you freshly made bread when you come down for breakfast, you may want to think about a bread maker to do this for you.
They are one of the few labour saving devices that do work; moreover, it will pay for itself reasonably quickly. Bread makers start from as little as £35 or $40 depending on what you want it to do for you. Most bread makers can be programmed to make a selection of breads and cake dough that will enhance your baking experience, or just bake a normal loaf every day if you prefer.
Using a bread maker is almost as easy as putting your socks on, and that’s no exaggeration. On most models there is a timer that you can pre set so the love of your life doesn’t have to get up three hours before you to do some heavy duty baking so you can have fresh bread, they can now get up 30 minutes before you to make the breakfast with fresh bread! Now returning to reality, the bread maker is very versatile and useful; the only thing it cannot do is butter the bread.
When looking for the right bread maker ask yourself if you want an all singing and dancing model or one that just bakes bread? The choice is yours, making bread is simple and easy with an automated machine you can make speciality breads or basic types from the humble loaf to Irish soda bread.
If you do not have the time or the motivation to measure out the ingredients you can buy them ready mixed, or if you are on a diet the range of lighter or special mixes are available.
The choice of machines on offer from Panasonic, Kenwood, Russell Hobbs and Morphy Richards to name just a few manufacturers, have a vast range of models on offer, you will find you are only limited by you budget. In addition, the smell of baking bread wafting throughout your home will make it appealing to visitors, who may not thank you if they are on a diet however, they will appreciate the slice of bread.