Today I finally had the chance to try out my new breadmaker which arrived this week. At last the house is once again filled with the scent of baking bread - ooooh one of my favourite smells!
So I've just baked (well OK my breadmaker has just baked.....) a spicy fruit loaf. It looks OK but I'm still waiting for it to cool so will have to reserve judgement on how it tastes!
This breadmaker (Panasonic) has a little dispenser for fruit, nuts etc which is great. My old machine would beep after 30 minutes so you had to be within hearing distance or keep an eye on the clock to add seeds, nuts etc. Slightly defeats the object of an automatic bread maker as far as I'm concerned!
I now also have lots of new recipes using different flours and ingredients so I shall look forward to experimenting over the next few weeks.
I was almost tempted to do some baking today too, as I got a new recipe book for Christmas. But as I also had to do some work I didn't think I'd have the time and energy for both so have had to content myself with a fresh new loaf and leave the experimentation with cookies for another day.........
Hmmmm think the bread might have cooled enough to eat now!