Sunday, 9 February 2020

A Perfect Loaf

    I have really got away from baking since I have been cutting back on carbs, but today I needed some bread so got out the bread machine. Last time I used it, it had been making a terrible rattling noise. I actually thought it was on its last legs. However, I managed to remove the paddle and cleaned some gunk out from under it to see if that would help.

   First off I discovered I was all out of bread machine flour. Nothing daunted I resorted to all-purpose flour. Then I had to gouge out some crystalized honey (does this happen to other people?) and melt it down to a liquid as it is one of the ingredients in my recipe. Not a very promising start. However, the machine worked like a charm and, three hours later, had produced this very satisfactory loaf. 

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!


  1. It looks wonderful! I've made bread with ordinary plain flour (instead of strong flour) before and it is fine. I think it just makles for a slightly softer loaf, that's all.

  2. I love the smell of freshly baked bread.