Bread Machine BFF

December 13, 2008 · 17 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Bread / Rolls, Poultry, Reviews

I Love My Bread Machine

For many, many years I’ve hated making bread with a fiery passion, but not anymore thanks to the bread machine my mom gave me last Christmas. The poor little gadget sat on my pantry shelf collecting dust for an entire year, but this morning, after a trip to the store for non-fat milk powder to make the dough, I finally wiped it off and plugged it in. All I had to do was pour in a few ingredients and press “start.”

I know traditionalist will be completely disgusted with me for using such a “ridiculous” machine to bake bread, but I serious don’t care. This loaf tasted awesome and about a 1000 times better than anything I’ve made in the past when I’ve kneaded great lumps of dough by hand, all the while making a gigantic floury mess in the kitchen. I’ll be making more tomorrow.

PS: Want to know what’s also really exciting? The bread from the 1.5 pound loaf fits perfectly in the toaster. Heaven I tell you! I’m in heaven.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 wummy December 13, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Love my breadmachine life is so much easier with it!!


2 Hanni December 13, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I’m so glad you got over your bread phobia. Mom used to make hers in the bread machine and it was delcious–the crap they sell at the grocery stores is just that, crap.


3 Lys December 13, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Can you make pizza dough in it too – this should be a new development for the Erin Cooks kitchen…


4 Linda December 13, 2008 at 6:22 pm

So jealous. I want a bread maker!


5 Grace December 13, 2008 at 6:31 pm

A bread machine has been taboo around my family… but really, what could be nicer than fresh baked bread? Making bread from scratch is intimidating for me. I’ll have to add bread maker to my wishlist for next year.


6 Megan December 13, 2008 at 8:52 pm

I used to love making bread in my bread machine! Yours looks yummy!


7 LizAndrsn December 14, 2008 at 1:17 am

Welcome to the Dark Side — buwahahaha!


8 Pjamma December 14, 2008 at 7:45 am

Viva La Bread Machine!


9 Bavarian Erin December 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Pshaw on all the bread machine haters! What if you had no hands and could not knead? Would they thumb their noses at you then? I say kudos to you for finally taking the plunge and I look forward to hearing about all your yummy bread concoctions in the future!


10 celine December 15, 2008 at 5:30 am

good for you not caring what people say about using a bread machine! I used mine a lot in the past, but need the release of kneading the crap out of something these days, so it’s back in the pantry until I’m all worn out from kneading by hand. long-winded sentences really are in, didn’t you know it?


11 ovenhaven December 15, 2008 at 6:42 am

I’m just learning to get over my fear for breads, and now I’m thinking I want me one of those bread machines! 😛


12 Hillary December 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Haha we love our office bread machine! It’s amazing! 🙂


13 Abbey December 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

I love breadmakers! I think they are a fantastic invention.

Traditionalists Be Damned! 😉


14 David Cancel December 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

Taking your lead. I’ve been wanting to make bread for a while now but have been intimidated.

What recipe did you use?

Also can you make different styles of bread (wheat, sourdough, etc)?



15 Bryan R. Adams December 20, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I bought my wife a breadmaker last year for Mother’s Day and it is the best present I have ever had. My house is gluten-free and it is expensive to buy GF bread loaf by loaf. We order Pamela’s GF bread mix bulk from and it is a great price point. You can set a timer and have the bread bake overnight so that when you wake up in the morning, you have the smell of fresh bread. And there’s nothing like it.


16 Jess Mann December 20, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Looking over every other comment on this post I feel like a giant git but here I go anyway:
bread machines are cool and all but i would still like to take a sunday with you and do the old fashioned traditional bread extravaganza that i think might sway your mind.
As someone who tried for ages to make bread at home, it took working at A&J King’s to help me figure out what I’d been doing wrong for years, and I would be happy to share the stuff I’ve learned. Besides you can break the cube-mold and make sourdoughs, boules, batards, stuffed breads, braids, etc…
Anyhoot…having said that…bread machines are awful convenient.
happy holidays!


17 colleen January 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

This bread is excellent .. Fitting perfectly in my toaster and is great with cherry jam 🙂


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