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Man cannot live on bread alone... [May. 7th, 2005|11:10 pm]
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... but you can have a bloody good go!! :o)

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)

[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2005-05-07 10:11 pm (UTC)
Someone owned one at a place I worked at a few years back. He used to make these fantastic nut and fruit loaves. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-05-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't ventured into the realms of fruit loaves yet...

Next stop: Brown Bread Central.

... which, thinking about it, is probably where the first breadmaker went.

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[User Picture]From: oneeyedfreak
2005-05-08 01:20 am (UTC)
Now for a non-masculine confession...

I used to make homemade bread quite a bit.

The breadmaker, though, was an oven and a few bans.

The process is horribly messy with flower and such going everywhere thus the cleanup process takes forever and a day.

Well worth it though

Nothing beats homemade bread
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2005-05-08 08:35 am (UTC)
yay! glad to hear it's working!
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[User Picture]From: seven_w0rlds
2005-05-08 09:19 am (UTC)
It was an ex-breadmaker.

It had joined the bakery invisible!

(You know what I'm like for that Python joke, I just can't resist it!)
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[User Picture]From: poggs
2005-05-08 11:28 am (UTC)
Woah, woah! You've missed out the middle bit of your life!

You've done the marriage thing, but you're supposed to wait until you've retired before you start enjoying bread that much!!!

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