By the time we got home it was too late to start experimenting, so yesterday, being a holiday, the moment seemed opportune.
Choosing from the recipes in the booklet I picked a loaf of brown bread.
Nervously measuring and filling the baking tin with the ingredients, I hovered, torch in hand (to peek in the view window), for the +/- 3 hours it took to produce.
kymber asked for pics - so here you go :)
That yummy, freshly baked bread smell only became obvious to me towards the end of the baking cycle, and then we had the 15 - 30 minute wait for the loaf to cool down before we could taste.
Conclusion - topped with plain melted butter it was worth every minute of the wait. And what crispy toast it made to go with our eggs this morning.
So, with that successful, I decided to go ahead and make the banana loaf.
|Banana bread à la Ma Baker. The recipe didn't ask|
for the paddle to be removed, so I left it in. Thus
the visible gouge out of the bottom of the banana
bread on the left hand side.
Next time I'll remove it before it bakes...
As most of the brown loaf is gone, I'll be making a french loaf tomorrow... :)
Chickpea - you mentioned gluten free bread - yup, it cooks that too. Here are a couple of the recipes that come with the machine for you to peruse...
Chickpea - click on each of the two images to enlarge
Does anyone have a favourite bread recipe from their bread machine? And, does anyone know if you can cook RMan's favourite rye bread in a bread machine?
P.S. Only found out this evening - I am a very happy and proud Royalist today. Welcome to the Princess of Cambridge. I'm betting on Alexandra, with her second name being Diana. May she bring much joy to her family.