Bread aka Things That Make You Go "Dough!"

MWF

Now needs wood
Joined
May 29, 2008
Messages
28,275
Location
MWF HQ, Ukadia
Car(s)
MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
I've been making my own pizza dough for years but as my mum recently moved home and had a clearout of all the things she once thought she needed but then realised she didn't, along with a load of stuff I have been madly hawking on eBay, I inherited one of these...



Since we are not blessed with artisan bakeries and boulangeries unlike the continent I've been experimenting with the various settings and I have to say I am delighted with the results. It even has a long setting which makes a gorgeous sourdough and saves all that messing around fermenting sourdough starters and feeding them daily.

There is also a setting to make a leavened dough so you can make rolls, buns etc which I am going to use shortly to make some lepinja (Balkan flatbreads) to go with some home made cevapi this evening. Will post photos later.

Anyone else here into bread making, either by hand or machine? Please feel free to capture and share your results
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
17,934
Location
42 miles outside of Chicago
Car(s)
‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
I enjoy making bread but seem to only do it once a month if that. As a single guy, making bread not fit for an entire family though has been tricky. I'd like to make a small loaf or roll per day because fresh baked is the best.

My mother has or had a bread machine similar to yours but hasn't used it for a good 10-15 years. Always liked them. Now though, I feel like theres some sort of stigma for using them...
 

MWF

Now needs wood
Joined
May 29, 2008
Messages
28,275
Location
MWF HQ, Ukadia
Car(s)
MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
Stigma be damned, they're a great thing to have. You know exactly what's going into your bread, it takes less than 5 minutes to get the machine loaded and going, and most bread makers have variable size settings so if it's just you requiring bread for a couple of days make a 1lb loaf and you're golden.

One like ours is around $150 on Amazon but trawl your local Craigslist and I bet you'll find one. It's the kind of thing folk buy on a whim and then end up not using because they can't be arsed.
 

killpanda

wants to fondle your manboobs
Joined
May 22, 2004
Messages
5,003
Location
Stuck in France
We got a Panasonic one of these as a wedding gift, it's pretty easy to use and the results are really nice!

We ended up not using it much because it gave us the idea of trying to make our own bread, which turned out to be not as hard as we initially thought :)

On another note, we baked some bagels yesterday! Really easy and super yummy!
 

calvinhobbes

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
Jul 12, 2010
Messages
6,129
Location
near Cologne
I’ve been making bread for a couple of months and moved on to sourdough because that keeps longer. I’ll try to remember taking a few photos the next time I bake.
 
Top