Sunday, July 25, 2004 AD Stupid Bread Machine Tricks I'm not the most brilliant person in the kitchen, but I have one trick that excels above the rest in its failure to achieve genius: Forgetting to put the kneading attachment into the bread machine. Happily, this morning I woke up a little earlier than my alarm was set for and went to peek at the machine. Sho' 'nuff, it hadn't been kneaded. But on the regular (three-hour) setting the machine doesn't start actually baking 'til an hour before the end of the cycle. There was an hour and eleven minutes on the clock. I pulled the plug, scooped out what I could of the dry ingredients, added the kneading attachment and reset the timer for express mode, which takes an hour and twenty minutes. So my bread won't be quite as good as if I'd gone with the regular mode, but at least it'll be done on time!
Note to self: Don't start making bread at 2 o'clock in the morning. Get that done first before you get carried away with perusing and commenting on your friends' newly redesigned websites!
UPDATE: Or maybe not. That's the ugliest flat brick of bread I've ever seen -- didn't rise right. Ah, well, guess I'll have to go empty-handed to the thing after church today. At least I'll have a story to tell...that oughta count for something, right? Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7/25/2004 08:05:00 AM
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