Shun Classic Offset Bread Knife Review, 8-inch

Over the years, a number of different knives and knife sets have come and gone in my life, ranging in quality from discount store varieties to high end German and Japanese brands. But it’s the Shun Classic Offset Bread Knife that is my go-to for perfectly sliced homemade bread. I’ve come to the conclusion that […]

Bread Machine Troubleshooting Guide

A Handy Bread Machine Troubleshooting Guide Fresh bread…yummmm! Nothing beats it. When you’ve had a long day, and you get home to your bread machine, which was set to reliably cook up a wonderful loaf in your absence, sometimes the anticipation gets the best of you. You look into the bread pan, ready for the […]

Bread machine cycles explained

Bread machines are great appliances for the home kitchen. The numerous cycles and settings can make baking fresh bread a treat instead of a chore. However, sometimes all the cycles can be confusing and it’s difficult to know which one to use for a particular recipe.  Or if you’re choosing a new bread machine, it’s […]

Bread machines are for more than just bread

Not for Bread Alone – Great Ideas for Other Things You Can Make in Your Bread Machine Bread machines are much more versatile than most people realize.  Some people are hesitant to buy a bread machine because they don’t want to take up so much space in their kitchen for a single use appliance.  But […]

So you want to buy a bread maker?

So you want to buy a bread maker? First of all, if you are considering purchasing a bread maker, you have come to the right place. If this is your first bread maker, you will be amazed by how much easier it is to use a machine to either completely make your bread for you, […]

Stocking the bread machine baker’s pantry

Stocking the bread machine baker’s pantry The ingredients used in making bread range from very simple to exotic.  Here are some of the most essential ingredients to help you to get your pantry stocked and ready to bake bread! The most basic pantry Yes, you really only need four ingredients for the most basic and […]

Some bread machine baking basics

Although using a bread machine is one of the easiest ways to make bread, there are still a lot of variables that can affect your results. Here are some basics that will help you get the best out of your machine.  The most important considerations have to do with the ingredients. One of the most […]