Without giving away my age too much... I have owned several bread machines over the years. I would read something that made me think how cool it would be having homemade bread every day. So I would buy a machine use it once or twice and then it would sit until I finally would give it away.Although I love my Breville mixer and hand kneading dough, my hands are having too many issues to do it on a regular basis. So after a little research I decided to buy the Kenmore Bread Machine.So far I have made two 2 lb loafs of basic white bread. Today I am trying a whole wheat version. The basic white from start to finish was just over 3 hours. The wheat will take just over 4 hours.Some of the features that got my attention were the regular size loaf, (not that weird square one) and beeps to let you know it is done kneading so you can pull the kneading blade out before it rises and bakes. No big hole in the bottom of your loaf. It has 13 different options for baking including cakes, jam, and gluten free.At this point Solar will expect fresh bread every couple of days. I can actually set it up before I leave in the morning and by mid morning he would have a fresh warm loaf. Maybe I will never have to buy sandwich bread again.Toy
Now to make your own home made butter, and you will need a fresh loaf every day.
Please don't give him any other ideas... Toy
We gave each one of the kid a bread machine when they move out of the house.They have and use them to this day.
I gave the last one I had to my oldest daughter..... Since she is gluten free she isn't really using it. Toy
I like my machine. I use it alot,,,but then I found english muffin bread,,, oh boy, I like that, easy to make to...dont need a machine.
http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2012/02/23/english-muffin-bread/there ya go Toy,,, I like using wheat flour,,,works just as well....have fun!
Dose she have celiac? My girlfriend suffers from celiac and had a hard time getting bread type products most of her life until gluten free became a popular diet choice. Now it's a little easier for her to get decent bread and pasta, cake and cookiesFor me, there is nothing better in the world than fresh, hot bread drizzled in butter or honey. I may have to get a bread maker just thinking about it!
I am old fashioned. We had a bread machine. It did okay, but nothing to write home about. I still prefer sour dough and once I have starter, with the big Kitchen Aid mixer, the kneeding is easy. Still some work, but the mixer does most of it.