Before we went on holiday last week, Caroline and I bought a breadmaker. This is something that I've wanted for some time, having had use of one a number of years back.
We brought it home and tried it, and I'll tell you now, I've never had a loaf of bread as good as this one. (Note for stephaniewalker: Yes, I know... but this was before the rosemary and garlic bread!)
I didn't realise that a breadmaker that only cost £29.97 could produce such a fantastic loaf of bread. However, there was obviously a trade-off, because when I went to make a second loaf I discovered that the bread maker had expired. It was an ex-breadmaker. Now I noticed that it had switched itself off when I'd made the first loaf... now I realise that it hadn't switched off, it had died.
So, I took it back to Asda this afternoon and got a replacement. I've just made another fantastic-smelling loaf (well, I haven't tasted it yet!), and guess what... it was still working! :o)
So, I will be able to make a second loaf... and hopefully a lot more after that! :o)