I was very excited when my sister from KL sent me her breadmaker in middle of the month. She only used it thrice, so it was pretty new. She gave me as a gift since she wasn't using it anymore.
It was delivered to my doorstep on Saturday, when the school holiday started. Ta-da!! My first breadmaker.
My new toy
I have been considering of buying breadmaker for so long. And the desire was even higher when we discovered of Jamie's allergic to milk, egg and cheese. He loves bread and cakes so much. Most bakeries don't sell allergic-free breads, so option of making own bread is there.
So when my sister learnt about that during her CNY visit to our house, she immediately offered her breadmaker. Thank you so much, Betty sis!!
When it came, I started to learn more about this model, how to use and bake with it. We surfed through the internet, Youtube etc. That very same evening, we went to a nearby bakery to buy the necessary ingredients. Yup, we were that excited!!! Can't wait to get started!
The ingredients we bought
We got a pack of bread flour, refined sugar, yeast and butter. In the end I didn't use the butter, I used olive oil instead. I ran out of olive oil (coincidently), so I got to use up the olive oil that hubby got from Spain a couple of years ago.
It was a lesson to make bread from scratch that evening. There was always first in everything, right?? I am never too old to learn how to bake a bread! :)
We used the machine to knead and keep it to rise for an hour. Then took the dough out from the machine canister to knead and punch it down before putting it back into the machine to bake.
We tried the basic bread function which took 3 hours to be ready. Of course we didn't wait as it was getting late. So the next morning, we woke up to this!!!
A round bread??? Hmm. Looked like the dough didn't rise at all.
The texture wasn't what we wanted. Not like bread texture. Too dense and too gummy. So it wasn't a good first attempt. Please excuse me, as I am a first timer. A novice baker tried her best to bake. We tried again that day. Guess how it turned out to be???
Stay tune for my next post. :)