The Adventure of the Bread Machine
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Recently, whilst we were visiting our children, our youngest son was kind enough to buy us an Oster bread machine at a thrift shop.

My first attempt at using it was a disaster, unlike the two beautiful, delicious loaves my Dear Vegetarian Wife has made. Of course, it would have helped had I not used three times the required yeast! I read Tbsp for tsp. It over rose, and then fell, so it was a misshapen lump when I took it out. It actually turned out edible. VERY crusty and yeasty, but edible. My wife had some soaked in the fresh tomato sauce she was cooking down, with shredded cheese on top, and I crumbled up about 1/4 of the 'loaf' in a gruel (soup) of vegetable stock, barley, and steel cut oats. I call my concoctions of that sort gruel, which she finds off putting. However, she tasted it and said it was actually quite tasty. 

As soon as the results of my abominable attempt are eaten, I plan on trying again, this time being very careful with reading the recipe!
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We just fired up our bread maker for the first time in years as well. Recently, we've been using the dough cycle and finishing the baking in the oven....It's especially nice for making smaller loafs and dinner rolls.
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(10-24-2017, 03:43 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: Recently, whilst we were visiting our children, our youngest son was kind enough to buy us an Oster bread machine at a thrift shop.

My first attempt at using it was a disaster, unlike the two beautiful, delicious loaves my Dear Vegetarian Wife has made. Of course, it would have helped had I not used three times the required yeast! I read Tbsp for tsp. It over rose, and then fell, so it was a misshapen lump when I took it out. It actually turned out edible. VERY crusty and yeasty, but edible. My wife had some soaked in the fresh tomato sauce she was cooking down, with shredded cheese on top, and I crumbled up about 1/4 of the 'loaf' in a gruel (soup) of vegetable stock, barley, and steel cut oats. I call my concoctions of that sort gruel, which she finds off putting. However, she tasted it and said it was actually quite tasty. 

As soon as the results of my abominable attempt are eaten, I plan on trying again, this time being very careful with reading the recipe!

Write this on the outside of the bread maker: "Note to self. First thing to do...PUT ON YOUR GLASSES!!!"

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(10-26-2017, 03:57 PM)Zedta Wrote: Write this on the outside of the bread maker: "Note to self. First thing to do...PUT ON YOUR GLASSES!!!" Big Grin
Point taken, but the fact is that I see better close up without them. I never wear them in the house. I take them off as soon as I come in, and lay them on the kitchen table. If I accidentally lay them somewhere else, I usually have to ask my wife for help finding them.
Jovan-Marya of the Immaculate Conception Weismiller, T.O.Carm.

Vive le Christ-roi! Vive le roi, Louis XX!
Deum timete, regem honorificate.
Kansan by birth! Albertan by choice! Jayhawk by the Grace of God!
  “Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.)” 
St Bernard of Clairvaux

My Blog 'Musings of an Old Curmudgeon'


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(10-26-2017, 04:25 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(10-26-2017, 03:57 PM)Zedta Wrote: Write this on the outside of the bread maker: "Note to self. First thing to do...PUT ON YOUR GLASSES!!!" Big Grin
Point taken, but the fact is that I see better close up without them. I never wear them in the house. I take them off as soon as I come in, and lay them on the kitchen table. If I accidentally lay them somewhere else, I usually have to ask my wife for help finding them.

Personally, I may have to make some labels like that for me. I can't see much of the small print without my specks!
One should have an open mind; open enough that things get in, but not so open that everything falls out
Art Bell
 
The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous that he cannot believe it exists.
J Edgar Hoover

 
I don't need a good memory, because I always tell the truth.
Jessie Ventura

 
Its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense
Mark Twain

If history doesn't repeat itself, it sure does rhyme.
Mark Twain
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