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sean
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: bread makers  Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
andy wrote:
I must admit I've never been able to see the attraction in using breadmakers.


Me neither but I must admit she's quite handy round the house and keeps the bed warm too


Yours is obviously designed differently from mine. I thought they all had cold feet.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One day she'll work this interweb thingy out and you'll be nailed to the wall

As for bread makers I think the perceived advantage is that you just bung all the ingredients in and walk away.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
One day she'll work this interweb thingy out and you'll be nailed to the wall


Her sisters been looking in, she's trying to stir but my missus knows I'd never say anything derogatory about her.

You're probably right though

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy I would love to bake bread the proper way, unfortunately I have arthritis in my fingers (too many years of typing I think) so any gadget that helps me to still make things from scratch is a godsend to me.

If my food processor died no one in my family would ever eat a pie again as I can't rub the fat into the flour either

It's lovely to be able to make things from scratch but unfortunately if I didn't have some of these 'gadgets' then it would have be all supermarket junk

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hey moggins chuck.......believe me my family too are glad I have a breadmaker, and a food processor, microwave etc etc..............I do not have arthritis (virtual hug to you here) just the inability to do anything bread making related....I can paint, draw etc etc but make bread..forget it!! Tried and tried.................same as pastry! I get responses like
"You DO do a good dinner denise...but frozen pastry is so cheap!
Geese enjoy all my experiments however!!!!( Now where did I read that geese like bread????)

Andy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi again,

If you bake your own bread, one way or the other, good on you. I wouldn't want anyone to eat the supermarket stuff. If kitchen gadgets helps out. Great!. I'll probably have to buy one myself at some point. Until then though I'm more than happy to do without.

Happy baking.

Andy

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My In Laws have just bought a Kenwood bread machine, they brought over a loaf on saturday and i must admit it was most impressive, much better than supermarket stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
... much better than supermarket stuff.


Let's face it, that's not exactly difficult, is it?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

True, but I was still surprised as I'd never tasted a bread machine one.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

while I don't have a bread machine I know cabd gets a lot of use out of his.

while I am tempted I have never bought because of both space issues and because we actually don't eat that much bread.

That being said I see the advantages. With a bread machine as someone has said its put it all in and done you can return to a ready loaf but if you are going to make bread yourself from scratch its a slightly more time consuming and interactive process for example the bread I made on sunday to go with the soup I was making I had to make the dough and kneed for 10 minutes, leave for an hour, knock back leave for another 1/2hr then baking. A bread machine under those terms in much more convenient

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I bake from scratch because I enjoy it. And maybe also because I'm a bit of a luddite at home. I work all day doing computer animation and its great making something real with no machines involved. Unless I am forced to, I'm not going to put the ingredients into a machine and let it have all the fun

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sign up and tell us more about your animation Andy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

andy wrote:
I bake from scratch because I enjoy it. And maybe also because I'm a bit of a luddite at home. I work all day doing computer animation and its great making something real with no machines involved. Unless I am forced to, I'm not going to put the ingredients into a machine and let it have all the fun


making bread is great fun but surely you can appreciate why if you want fresh bread on a daily basis most people don't have the time to do it themselves

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love my bread machine. I can make it from scratach, if I really had to but I have enough other things to do. It takes less than 5 minutes to set both machines, and they both make a great loaf.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we make a loaf every day(well I do) in our machine.It is just enough.I used to buy about 8 loaves of bread in asda and put it in the freezer.Now I have room in my freezer for more important things and home made bread and enough crumbs and offcuts to make bread pud about once a month. They do need a bit of room though,I got mine from ebuyer and so didnt see how big it was till it was delivered but its definitely worth it.When we made bread when the kids were small, I used to have to dedicate a whole morning to it and have bread all over the house proving.

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