Introduction to Bread Machines
Do you love the smell and taste of fresh bread but with your hectic schedule don't have the time to devote to baking bread? Bread machines are the best of both worlds -- they are quick and easy to use, and supply you with an aromatic loaf of tasty bread in a relatively short amount of time.
Bread machines seem a little daunting at first. All those buttons (it's really not like programming a VCR!) and even though the price has come down on them over the past few years, should you really spend all that on bread? Absolutely! Here's why:
1. You know exactly what ingredients are in your bread.
2. You can experiment with different ingredients to create a bread that is uniquely you!
3. Bread machine baking is great for people with restricted diets (gluten free, low sugar, low salt, etc.).
4. It is less expensive to bake your own bread.
5. You know the bread is fresh.
6. Everyone in the family can enjoy making bread including the kids.
7. A bread machine is easy to use!
8. Bread is healthy!
9. There are thousands of recipes available.
10. Bread machines are versatle -- not only can you make bread, but with a little effort you can make rolls, pretzels, bagels, pizza dough and desserts (including cake!) Some bread machines can make jam and rice.
11. It's just plain fun!
So what are you waiting for? In about 3-4 hours and very little effort (about five minutes to gather and put the ingredients in the bread pan) you too could be eating tasty lucious bread that you created!