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Take your bread machine out of storage it's time to bake
September 19, 2017
I Love My Bread Machine
More Than 100 Recipes for Delicious Home Baking
By Anne Sheasby
Cooking, Food & Wine, Nonfiction (Adult)
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
I Love My Bread Machine has recipes taken from the 2009 Bread Machine Bible. There are of course plenty of updates and additions that make this book worthwhile. There are a variety of whole grain recipes using specialty grains as well as a number of gluten free recipes. I liked that it has a section specifically devoted to flat breads - pitas, naan, foccaccia (I tried the sundried tomato and olive foccacia and it came out quite good) as well as a large variety of breads shaped by hand. From sandwich breads to cottage loaves to tea breads, I Love My Bread Machine has recipes that cater to a wide range of tastes.
This book has a lot of information that is good for cooks who want to learn more traditional bread shaping techniques. It is a good choice for busy cooks who like a beautiful result but don’t have a lot of time to invest. You have a lot of options when you are using a bread machine. (If you don’t currently have one but are interested in trying one out, you can generally get a bread machine for around $10-$15 from local thrift stores; otherwise new ones aren’t very expensive online) The only thing I didn’t care for was that some recipes (only a handful) called for bread machine mixes. Those are very hard to come by. I would have liked an alternate form of those recipes that didn’t require a mix. Still when you consider both the number and the variety of recipes, I Love My Bread Machine is an excellent book. It showcases the wide assortment of breads you can make quickly and easily with the help of a bread machine.
4 / 5
I received a copy of I Love My Bread Machine from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Nothing beats the mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through your home. It’s a scent that makes and brings back memories across generations. Bread is a staple of many diets, yet all too often we rely on processed, packaged loaves that are low in nutrients and generic in taste. It doesn’t have to be that way. With more than 100 delicious and inspiring recipes, I Love My Bread Machine will show off the surprising versatility of your bread machine.
The book begins with an authoritative introduction to lay out the basics of various bread machines and how they work, an overview of key ingredients, shaping techniques and the finishing touches to ensure perfect results every time. The chapters that follow present a collection of superb recipes for breads of all kinds, including everyday loaves, rolls, knots and twists, quick flatbreads, herb-filled focaccias and festive breads for special occasions. Also included is a selection of gluten-free recipes that don’t compromise on texture and flavour. All recipes are clear and easy-to-follow, with preparation and baking times highlighted for each.
Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced baker, I Love My Bread Machine will give you the skills and inspiration to master your bread machine. You and your family can enjoy fresh, nutritious bread at home any time you like