A loaf by any other name… Or… Bread machine vs. by hand (Part 2)

OK, no denying, the machine takes less effort – quelle surprise! I can get my bread machine “loaded” in about 5 minutes. The only responsibility I have after that is to be around about 3 hours later to yank the bread out. OK, it’s easy. And it’s fast. But… 30 minutes of labor, including clean…

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A loaf by any other name… Or… Bread machine vs. by hand (part 1)

This is the kind of day I’ve been having… I completed this post… posted it.. and in attempting to update it – deleted it. Whoops… So here goes the rewrite.. I have a dear friend who loves his bread machine, swears by it. Even I have fallen prey to the ease of the silly thing:…

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I had a muffin pan here somewhere…

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m a damn good cook and baker. I can pull off a full Thanksgiving meal for 12 without batting an eye – and without much thought or planning. The kitchen is no big mystery to me. (So it’s doubly funny when I screw up… At least…

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