My Breadmaker Makes THE BEST Foolproof Bread!
Truly the best thing since sliced bread!
My mother bought me this Oster bread making machine as my Christmas gift. Years prior I had stopped baking any type of bread except for the occasional loaf of mango bread because the results were always embarrassing and not worth my time or the damage to my pride.
One unfortunate holiday dinner is cemented in our family history. That year whoever was in charge of assigning dishes for the family potluck was obviously intoxicated because they asked me to bake the dinner rolls. I did it; I attempted it. That was the last time.
My stepfather said his teeth were loosened when he bit into a roll. He said it jokingly but his exaggeration wasn't that far off the mark considering how hard those rolls were.
Of course, I was skeptical....
and a little intimidated on Christmas morning when I opened my gift from mom and saw what she had given me. But my husband was hopeful. That encouraged me, so I went for it.
I read the simple instruction and recipe booklet so I would know exactly what steps I needed to take to produce bakery quality bread. (Do NOT skip this part, no matter what your baking skills may be. It takes like 5 minutes to read.) The next day I went to the grocery store and bought one bag of bread flour and a jar of Fleischmann's yeast for bread machines.
This is what I discovered:
1. The trick to baking an excellent loaf of bread is to measure the ingredients accurately AND always put the liquid ingredients in first. The instruction book explains EVERYTHING you need to know! The bread maker comes with a measuring cup and a tablespoon/teaspoon combo. No fancy measuring equipment required.
2. I did not have to knead the bread dough. The machine does it!
3. As for the actual baking of the bread loaf, the machine bakes it too! I didn't realize that until I got this bread making machine, but that's how little I knew about these things. (The exception is dinner rolls, pizza and pretzel dough and homemade pasta noodles which are mixed in the bread maker and then removed to finish outside the baker.)
4. This machine truly is foolproof! It mixes, kneads, lets the bread dough rise and bakes the loaf. No mess, no fuss. I just put in the ingredients, push the button and walk away. (Or I can set the delayed timer to have a fresh crusty loaf of bread all ready at the end of the day.)
Who Would Love This Bread Maker?
Everyone who loves the taste, texture and fragrance of freshly baked bread.
Everyone who wants to control the ingredients in the food they are consuming.
Everyone who enjoys saving money without sacrificing taste.
See that freshly baked loaf of French Country Bread? Guess who baked that? Me! :)
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We bought this bread keeper for our home baked loaves. It's perfect! It easily contains a 2 pound loaf. Features air vent holes that are adjustable on one end. Great product!
I find this yeast to be the best. My bread rises much higher using this brand from the jar versus those individual packets of yeast.
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This is the exact bread slicing knife we use. It makes a huge difference when you've got a great knife. The blade is long enough to go across the entire loaf smoothly.