Using a bread machine to bake bread makes the process so simple. You just place ingredients into the machine and it takes care of all the mixing, rising and baking. When you hear the beep, all you have to do is remove the beautiful crusty bread and slice when cool. Cleanup also is kept to a bare minimum – only one pan to wash, and even that isn’t a must.
The bread machine features different buttons for different options. You can use various types of flour, choose the length of baking and even decide whether you’d like a dark or light crust. About three hours after you’ve put the ingredients in, you’ll have a fresh, warm and delicious-smelling loaf of bread. If your machine has a timer, you can put the ingredients in at night, before you go to sleep. set the timer, and be greeted in the morning with a freshly baked loaf a bread.
Bread machines come in a different sizes and styles, with the option of baking bread with anywhere from two to four cups of flour. Some even bake two loaves at once. So before you purchase a bread machine, do your homework. Ask friends about their machines. What brand do they have? Are they happy with their choice? Decide in advance what size machine you want, the level of complexity, and how much you want to spend.
Using your bread machine on a regular basis will prove to be very economical, since the difference in price between homemade and store-bought bread can be quite significant, especially if you prefer 100% whole-wheat bread. Besides, when you bake your own bread, you can personalize each loaf by adding special ingredients such as nuts, spices, raisins, olives and granola.
Here’s my Pizza Flavored Bread