Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bread Winner? Bread Loser

The other day, I posted this, asking for people's suggestions for a new breadmaker.    At the time, I was just sort of recreationally looking for a new one because mine was working but I thought I wantd to get one that might not kill me with teflon poisons. 

And then I burned it up.  So we don't have to worry about that anymore.

I found a recipe for Devil's Food Pound Cake made in the breadmaker (in the manual that came with the machine) and I thought I'd give it a whirl.  About 10 minutes into the cycle, I was on the phone and suddenly, there was black smoke coming out of the little vent. 

It took me a minute to realize what I was seeing.  It was kind of like someone was smoking and I knew that was weird because no one would be sitting on my floor smoking.  Ever.  And certainly not right next to my breadmaker.  Under my table.

I unplugged it and aired out the kitchen and since it was the machine and not the dough that was burning (thankfully?) I rescued the dough and made cookies out of it.

Sadly, that means I am now without a breadmaker, which I had just become so fond of, most especially for its ability to make amazing pizza dough.  And now that it's gone, all I can think to make for supper every night is pizza and then I remember that sad fact.

So now, I really need your help finding a good one.  I know my sister a-ster loves her zozirusho or whatever the brand is.  I had a Kenmore but I don't think they even make them anymore, according to websites when I was trying to get the owner's manual online.  I don't want something super expensive but not super cheap either.

My birthday is coming up and I need a good suggestion!  I thas to make bread AND pizza dough but it does not need to be able to make jam.  Why would a breadmaker make jam?  I think that's the weirdest asset of the whole machine. 

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