Monday, March 3, 2008

My BREAD Story

If you asked me which of my kitchen appliance serves me best. Without hesitation, I would say is my breadmaker - The Sanyo Bread Factory. Why? It has over the past 10 years taken not only the hard work of kneading but also the time keeping from me in churning out fresh good loaves of bread. Today, I can no longer live without my home made bread as I am so dependant on it to start my day. Besides my usual morning coffee *grin*, of course.

With breadmaker, all you need to do is to pile the ingredients in the pan provided according to the manufacturer's instruction. And......viola 3 hours later you get freshly baked bread. Some breadmaker like mine also has a delayed function. Which means you can put all the ingredients in the pan provided and set the time that you want the bread to be ready. I usually set my bread to be ready by 7am the next morning so that I get to wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread. It would be perfect if this is coupled with the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

For the above loaf of bread, I used the following recipe from Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook.

1 cup plus 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp butter (room temperature)
3 cups bread flour
3 tbsp milk powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp active dry yeast

Place all ingredients in breadmaker pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic/White cycle. Remove bread from pan immediately after the baking has completed and cool on wire rack.


teckiee said...

hmmm im not sure if my bread maker is still working. got to get it out... hopw it still works cos i love your bread!

Jennifer said...

yr bread was so good that day.. where did u buy yr breadmaker? I m so tempted to get one cos I love the smell of freshly baked bread too!

Ling's Passion said...

teckiee : Hope your breadmaker is still working. Home made bread is certainly more healthy.

jennifer : I bought mine from Isetan in KL Plaza 10 years ago. I suppose you can get them from any electrical shop but may not be a Sanyo.

Nilmandra said...

Waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread... That's the reason why I want a breadmaker too! It's definitely on my list of things to get.

beachlover said...

oh!! I didn't know at the Potluck party you make your own bread.No wonder the bread look so soft and moist.I almost attempt to buy a bread machine during Kitchen sale .Now I must keep my eyes on any sale to get one:)).

wmw said...

Ah, the famous bread of yours! It was really nice and fluffy :o).

Big Boys Oven said...

Walio! now I know how to make bread lol!

Ling's Passion said...

nilmandra : Yes, the smell is just heavenly....

beachlover : It's a very useful appliance and can have freshly baked bread anytime you want.

wmw : Thanks :)

big boys oven : Ya, just get a breadmaker.....ha..ha..ha

Nic (KHKL) said...

nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning...i absolutely agree!

teckiee said...

aiyah.. you know what... have to send my bread maker for 'check up'. have been sitting in the cabinet for too long.

Ling's Passion said...

nic(khkl) : can't agree more with you.

teckiee : hope your breadmaker is well and working.

thquah said...

I have a snayo SBM-20 but now I can't get the bread pan spare parts. If anyone knows where to get the spare parts pls email me thuah@hotmail.com