Can you really save money by buying a bread machine?

Can you really save money by buying a bread machine? Sometimes, the choice to invest in a bread maker isn’t based on a love of baking. It can be a matter of basic home economics. Bread makers are touted as being money-saving appliances, but are they really? Read on to find out! Adding up 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 […]

Bread making supplies

Bread Making Supplies for the Perfect Loaf Every Time In addition to a well-stocked pantry, every home baker needs a few bread making supplies. Your needs will vary based on how you bake your bread, though. I’ve divided the tools that will come in handy by type. One set is for home bakers who do […]

Bread improvers

Is There Such a Thing as a Bread Improver? Beginning bakers, welcome! In answer to this popular question, I have to tell you – there are many bread improvers that home cooks can use. The best part is that they don’t require any extra investment. You’ve probably already got them in your pantry or fridge! […]

Making bread at home

Making bread at home Making bread at home can be a relaxing pastime, or a quick way to gain stress. The difference is in the process for many bakers. Some people love taking their time with the steps of mixing, kneading, rising, and breaking the bread.  They enjoy getting their hands messy and the labor […]

Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker review

Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker review The Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker is one of the most popular bread machines out there, and it’s also one of the most economical.  It’s a great entry level bread machine for those looking to get started making bread by machine, or for a lower priced option.  It’s also easy […]

Bread kneading machines you may already own

Bread kneading machines you may already own Bread machine alternatives A dedicated bread machine might be on your wish list, but not currently in your kitchen. You might want the ease of preparation that such a machine would provide, but the cost just makes it impossible. Another problem some cooks have is storage space in the […]

How to keep your bread fresh longer

How to keep your bread fresh longer Even though making bread with a bread machine is a quick and easy task, once you’ve gone to the trouble to make bread, you will want to keep it fresh for as long as possible.  Here are some tips to help. Don’t slice your bread until you are […]

50 LP loaf 3: English muffin bread for the bread machine

50LP loaf 1:  English muffin bread for the bread machine For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here. I love english muffins (especially Bay’s, which we get here in the refrigerated department), and I’ve made them from scratch before, but it’s so much easier to throw a few ingredients into my […]