Whilst on the road to self sufficiency I have been guided to attempt my own bread. Admittedly, a lot of influence has come from fellow bloggers but the most surprising source has come from my husband. JJ of all people, who has not one green credential to his name (apart from the time he bought an unleaded car and turned the bathroom light out...once) has been saying how good it would be to bake our own bread. Fast forward a couple of nights and a few bids on Ebay and Voila! We now have our very own bread maker, bought from funds saved through thrifty budgeting. Albeit a mini bread maker, and that is where my problems started. The make of bread maker is a Cook's Essential 1.2lb capacity, yet does it state anywhere, in the poor excuse of an instruction manual, a recipe I could follow. No! It is poorly written and difficult to understand. At no time does it mention the weights of ingredients to use. Not to be beaten I went to the Fountain of Knowledge 'Google' and came across a mini bread maker recipe and used that. Here are the results!
I know I will have to dispose of the monstrosity before daughters 1 & 2 see it and be the object of their ridicule for the next few days. So please, I am appealing to anyone who can help. Any advice whatsoever will be appreciated. Thanks in advance xx