Ross bought me a breadmaker! Ok well, he kind of asked if I wanted it, and we just kind of walked by it as we were buying Halloween costumes at a consignment store. But I’m calling it a gift- it counts. It’s a Regal K6732 – I love how they have zero creativity in their branding of bread machines. How about Regal FastEase K6732 or Regal RealDeal K6732? C’mon meow.
Having been used, it didn’t come with directions, so I’ve been hunting down instructions online. It did come with some old bread leavins inside, but I took some bleach to that. #shudder I found a great article on AllRecipes (one of my favorite sites) about bread machines in general. It was really helpful in understanding the functions and parts of my new breadmaker…apparently making bread is like a science project in some regard.
They also have an article on types of flours…I didn’t even realize there were that many. Oh and why does gluten have such a bad rap? From what I gather it is a critical protein in bread…seems like a key piece of balanced health. Now that I am good and overwhelmed, I’m going to try to get juiced up about making one of these bread machine recipes I found that looks promising and semi-healthy.
Here is just a general whole wheat bread I’d like to try. I’ll probably sprinkle some oatmeal in it to try to make it even more healthy. Maybe the chia seeds I never use.
I also want to try a pumpkin bread this fall because pumpkin is so healthy but I never know what to make with it. This one looks amazing.
This one is not at all healthy but hey, it won the blue ribbon so that counts for something, right? I feel like I’m channeling my grandma when I make homemade bread. Her house always smelled of fresh bread and she even sold it to the local hospital. She’s pretty much wholly responsible for my dad’s addiction to carbs. #loveher Both my dad and I enjoy good bread almost more than we enjoy good steak. But good oven fresh bread is hard to find. #nomnom