Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wisdom Clearly Comes With Age And Bread Machines

When I was only 37, I was too young and immature to realize that the joy of having a bread machine lies not only in being able to make and bake the bread right in it but also in the joy of making dough and then making rolls!

Thankfully, when I turned 38, I got a new bread machine and started playing around a little.  Now that I'm older and wiser, not only do I realize I can take the dough from any recipe and make dinner rolls out of it that knock your socks off....

I can also make bigger, flatter rolls for sandwiches!  Whooo hooo! 

I am not a fan of sandwich bread, especially wheat bread.  K-ster, surprisingly, told me that the only sandwich bread he likes is wheat.  Since the majority of sandwich bread around here goes toward his sandwiches, I've been making wheat since I found a recipe he likes.

Now that  I've aged and realized that I can make actual sandwich rolls, you can be sure there will be more of those in the future. 

This is a milk bread recipe that came in the recipe book with the bread machine.  I was shocked that it tasted exactly like Wonderbread.  No wonder they just went out of business.  The recipe is right in this booklet!!  This really wasn't the flavor I was going for, but it's not bad, so I'm looking forward to a sandwich or two this week.   I'll try a different type next time.

My master plan is to put a stop to the Annual Burning of the Grocery Store Bakery Rolls, a sport in which my family is a dedicated participant.  This year, I'm making the rolls and I'm not burning them!

Wow, if we do the butternut squash like this and I make the rolls, my mother will just be sitting back with her feet up all Christmas day.

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  1. You are really making me regret my decision to donate my bread maker to Goodwill many a year ago.

  2. This now inspires me to whip out my bread machine and give it a whirl for something other than the standard bread loafs I make!

  3. Girl, I have a bread machine that is sitting there from my wedding! Should I whip it out! I think I will donate it!


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