Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Don't be a square...
So I love, love, love my bread machine. Long gone are the days of Mondays being breadmaking days. Hubby coming home to a kitchen of flour and 2 or 3 frech loaves for the week. That all ended the day hubby came home and Little Man (very little then) was sprinkling flour down the floor vents :( I was busy kneeding in the other room and helping Little Pixie with her loaf. So that Christmas I was gifted with the bread machine :) I love, love, love it. Have I mentioned that? But I hate the square shape!! They are not conducive to sandwiches, the toaster... anything. So often I buy bread **hangs head in shame** unless I'm going to use a recipe that calls for it to be shaped and then baked OR we're having soup because then you just dip it. But I have a friend that has encouraged me to try it as dough only and then bake it in the oven. Which I finally tried last night - H-E-A-V-E-N!!!
After dough only, put in a bread pan to rise. I let mine rise in the cold oven with the light on for a little warmth. The turn oven on to 350 and bake until it sounds hollow. Mmmm... Now off to have some for breakfast!! Maybe I'll toast it!