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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Bake your own

I'm finding that as more and more time passes, I'm really beginning to dislike the taste of commercial bread. I much prefer the bread I make in the breadmaker - it's certainly more filling!

But, my breadmaker only makes loaves about a foot long. There are five of us and once we've all cut a slice, there's usually none left!

So I thought it would be better to bake bread in a loaf tin (or two) in the oven - that way I can make longer loaves that will hopefully last a bit longer.

But, I can't stand in the kitchen beating up dough (I remember my mother dented the top of the washing machine by thumping dough on it!) because of my back. So I thought about getting some kind of electrical mixer.

There are sooooooooooooo many!

I don't know what to get, do I need a high motor because I'll be using it to mix dough? What size bowl will I need? What else do I need? If I get a fancy one, will I use all the other bits?

I have an Argos store card and a catalogue which I can order one from, so have a look here and here

Which one would you recommend?


  1. When all ny brood were at home , I have four just like you and the same mix , I had the big Kenwood . It was great . I could mix a whole bag of flour into bread on it . So if you can afford it go for the big one :0)

  2. Can't you mix up the dough in your breadmaker, then bake it in the oven? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but that's what we do with ours sometimes. You just have to be around to empty the machine once the dough has risen!

    (Still loving the KG cashmere!)