My homemade bread story

Last weekend, I took my breadmaker out of storage after a three-year hiatus.  My attempt at baking a loaf of wholemeal bread turned out slightly short of disastrous, because although the bread was “cuttable”, it was barely edible because it was so HARD and dry!


Hannah seemed to love it though, so that was good. 🙂

But I was determined to rectify my error, and tried baking another loaf the following night, this time I used lukewarm water and omitted the salt.

Unfortunately, to my dismay, when I eagerly checked on the breadmaker the following morning (I left it to bake overnight), I realized that the mixture had not moved at all!  No rising was performed, no kneading was performed, and we definitely did NOT get a loaf of bread this time! 🙁

I thought I had somehow fixed the apparatus wrongly, so I tried again.  But then I discovered that when the breadmaker’s function showed KNEAD, the kneading arms of the breadmaker were just not moving!  In addition, the breadmaker did NOT heat up at all.  That was definitely NOT a good sign. 🙁

SIGH…I don’t know what’s wrong with it now.  It’s probably going back into storage today. 🙁

Guess I shall have to visit the bakery today to BUY a loaf of bread after all!

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5 Responses to My homemade bread story

  1. Bart says:

    At one time, I was an avid bread maker. But sadly, my bread and buns turn out slightly dry and rough (not fluffy and soft) practically every time 🙁 . It all ended after the kids came a long. Now no more time for bread making, not more disappointments!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Ever thought of taking it up again?

  2. Adino says:

    I also had bad experience of baking bread in oven that looks more like a cake than bread. I probably used the wrong type of flour, or the yeast didn’t have enough time to work their magic.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well maybe sometimes it’s not the ingredients but the bread maker itself…

  3. kyh says:

    Oh that’s sad. Perhaps you should hunt for a new one? Dont let that stop you from baking! 🙂

    *may i ask why did you disable commenting for the previous blog entries? 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: I probably should! I disabled commenting for old entries to allow time for me to sieve through my thousands of comments. Will enable them soon, I hope!

  4. zmm says:

    Use the hand to knead… or a mixer. 🙂

    Btw, your little girl is soooo cute.. chubby and I think looks like you.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Perhaps it’s a good reason to get a KitchenAid? 😛

  5. KittyCat says:

    Send the machine for a check-up? Things do get out of whack when they are in storage 😀

    I’d *love* to make my own bread too one day, one day, one day!

    The Giddy Tigress says: And I’d love to taste your homemade bread, one day, one day! 😀

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