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turquoise Wed 02-Mar-05 13:58:00

Does anyone make their own bread? (I have done a search on breadmakers but nothing happened).
Was wondering if it works out cheaper, also if anyone noticed they became less bloated (apparently it's the additives fault that I have a huge distended stomach ).
TIA

suzywong Wed 02-Mar-05 13:59:32

I make my own by hand when I get the time, never got on with breadmakers

I also knit all my family's sandals and keep goats on the patio

turquoise Wed 02-Mar-05 14:00:37

hello suzy how are you?

Yorkiegirl Wed 02-Mar-05 14:01:06

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hoxtonchick Wed 02-Mar-05 14:01:46

i have a breadmaker but don't use it (just moved it out of the kitchen actually) apart from to make pizza dough occasionally. i do make bread by hand fairly often, it's yummy! much nicer than supermarket bread & it's true you know exactly what's in it.

Gwenick Wed 02-Mar-05 14:02:14

I@ve got the panasonic breadmaker - and from what I've heard from friends the more you pay the better results you get love it to bits and my boys get SOOOO excited when I make homemade bread

gingerbear Wed 02-Mar-05 14:05:48

I not a hippy like Suzy, but occasionally make bread by hand when the mood strikes.

It is dead easy and kneading is good exercise. Good fun for DD (2.8) to help too.

Much cheaper than bought stuff (nice shop bought bread - not Value 19p per loaf crap)

Not noticed bloating as don't suffer from it with shop bought bread.

turquoise Wed 02-Mar-05 14:05:48

Thanks all.
Did my search in 'products', .

nnosam Wed 02-Mar-05 14:06:54

i have a bread maker, it only gets used once or twice a week, usualy at weekends, mmmmmmmm hot bread on a sunday morning, sorry get carried away.
we still buy bread, so its more of a treat to have freash bread..
plus it makes the house smell nice and it gets the most use when we have friends over for dinner.

pinotgrigio Wed 02-Mar-05 14:08:13

Yes Yes Yes! I have the panasonic breadmaker too and its fabulous. I did originally do the ingredients, but I'm too lazy, whoops, busy to do this any more and use pre-mixes from Lakeland (Laucke).

Everybody adores the bread and all the people I have fed it to have bought a breadmaker too. It's MUCH nicer than the stuff in the shops. Especially hot with melting butter and honey. Droooooool.

nnosam Wed 02-Mar-05 14:10:58

stop stop stop pinotgrigio, i am now going have to go and put it on, so that i can have hot bread and honey. mmmmmmm, my thighs will love me..

pinotgrigio Wed 02-Mar-05 15:17:12

nnosam - As it's made by my own fair hand and not processed I put it in the category of 'healthy snack'.

<mumbled with mouth full of warm bread and honey/melted butter mix dripping down chin>

slug Thu 03-Mar-05 11:11:41

I haven't bought a loaf of bread since I got my breadmake a year ago. I'm a complete addict. This morning, for example, I awoke to the wonderful smell of 7 seed loaf. [insert drool emoticom]

jabberwocky Thu 03-Mar-05 11:17:22

We haven't bought a loaf of bread since we bought our breadmaker 3 years ago. I do use the mixes, keep meaning to mix up my own but spend too much time on MN .

jabberwocky Thu 03-Mar-05 11:18:16

oops, wasn't trying to compete on the "haven't bought a loaf" slug

slug Thu 03-Mar-05 13:38:47

You can use mixes? Why have I been wasting my time doing it all by myself? Where do you get them?

KatieMac Thu 03-Mar-05 14:11:25

I got mine in October - and I use it every day (or at least 5 out of 7).

I'm a childminder and the children love 'real' bread.

I would if that's why I've lost so many inches on my belly....I though I was jsu getting fitter

Wouldn't be without my Breadmaker. But would like the crusts to be softer...any hints or suggestions anyone??

Beatie Thu 03-Mar-05 15:45:30

After much research we too got the Panasonic breadmaker. Everyone we know who has it uses it and raves about it so I think the extra expense may be worth it.

Making bread has become DHs job - actually it always was his job. He's the one who wanted the gadget in the first place.

One thing I have found is that Canadian flour makes superior bread so if you can get hold of this (in most supermarkets) it is worth using. It outs those lovely air bubble sinto your pizza dough. Plus I believe Canadian flour has more minerals in it so it is better for you.

jabberwocky Thu 03-Mar-05 15:57:28

We're in the states so I don't know where you get mixes in the UK but they're in all the supermarkets here. pinotgrigio says this :Lakeland (Laucke).
Mine has a setting for the crust KM to make it softer or less.

Beatie Thu 03-Mar-05 16:22:14

KM Do you have a french loaf option on your breadmaker? That makes a loaf with softer crusts. Mine too has an option to choose the type of crust.

jangly Thu 03-Mar-05 16:24:20

Covering the loaf with a couple of tea towels when it first comes out unti it has cooled softens the crust.

KatieMac Thu 03-Mar-05 20:00:21

Beatie - I thought french bread was crusty - I'll give it a go.

Jangley - that might be why it's OK sometimes (when I lift it out & wrap it) and not others (when I leave it on the side)

My BM only has a darker crust option - but I love it anyway

Jimjams Thu 03-Mar-05 20:03:33

use the damm thing every other day at least- but only to make yucky gluten free bread for the boys.

jabberwocky Thu 03-Mar-05 22:27:42

Jimjams, what flour do you use?

Beatie Fri 04-Mar-05 08:07:09

KM - The frech bread on ours makes the crust a sort of thin crispy so it seems softer - of that makes any sense. It's more palatable than the hard thick crusts.

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