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March 24th, 2008
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It's a beautiful day
But only if you're indoors with the heating on. It's snowing outside, which is getting to be a rare sight here, so I'm enjoying the view. Strangely enough the outside temperature is now lower than during most of the winter. Go figure.

For my further enjoyment, I've bought a bread machine (or whatever you call it in English). All you need to do is throw in the ingredients, choose the right program and hit the "on" switch. It then starts churning away making the dough and a little over three hours later the house smells of freshly baked bread. Bliss.

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From:trixieleitz
Date:March 24th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Bread machine is right :) You might also see breadmaker or bread maker. We love ours.
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From:vilakins
Date:March 24th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Yep, it's a bread machine; I've had one for years. :-)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:March 25th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
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And we didn't make any when I was there? 8-(
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From:vilakins
Date:March 25th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
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I haven't for a while now that we can get such good breads from local bakers and even the supermarkets. And you liked the country rye subs we had: yum! Also it's not as good at the wholemeal and rye breads I like, but it does make lovely white breads.
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From:jthijsen
Date:March 25th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
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Ah, but there's no substitute for that smell! Mine has a timer so I can set it to have the bread ready when I wake up, but I don't think I'll use that a lot since the kneading process is quite noisy. But that smell first thing in the morning might make it worth it. Maybe on weekends...
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From:vilakins
Date:March 25th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
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We've done that on the time because we can't hear it in the kitchen. It works very well.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:March 25th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
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Yes, the country rye subs were very delicious. I think it was the extra seeds inside (what were they again?) that made the difference.
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From:vilakins
Date:March 25th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
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They have caraway in them like German bread--nostalgia!--which is why I love them so.
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From:archbishopm
Date:March 24th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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or whatever you call it in English

I call it awesome, 'cause kneading dough makes my skin crawl.
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From:jthijsen
Date:March 25th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
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Keep flour between your hands and the wet part, that helps a lot. I put all the flour in a bowl first and the milk, eggs, whatever in a little hollow in the top. Then I use a fork or a big spoon to mix that stuff with enough of the flour so it becomes semi-solid. Then I start putting the surrounding flour on it and keep adding that while kneading so I don't feel anything wet on my fingers.

If you don't do it like that, then it can indeed be a rather icky business. But now my bread machine does it all for me! Yay! I love technology!
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From:kalypso_v
Date:March 25th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
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They're wonderful, aren't they? Unfortunately I find the wholemeal flour a bit hit or miss when it comes to rising, but the granary-type stuff works nearly every time. And nothing beats the smell, or cutting into a hot loaf.
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