I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy bread if I splurged on my high end bread maker. I am very happy to report that I haven’t bought bread in over a month. I bought a Zojirushi BB-CEC20WB Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker, White (affiliate link, I make a few bucks if you buy something from Amazon after clicking on that link). I liked it because of the horizontal loaf and the online reviews were fairly positive.
I’ve made olive bread, with a mix of kalamata olives and green olives.
Tomato bread with sun-dried tomatoes and tomato paste:
And LOTS of yogurt bread, which is my daughter’s favorite.
And of course, it means the grilled cheese sandwiches taste better than ever.
As does the French Toast:
When a loaf starts to go stale, I make croutons or bread pudding or just bread crumbs, which I freeze for later.
I also love the cookbook I bought with the bread machine, which is where I got these delicious recipes. I have been mostly baking the bread in the machine, but you can always pull it out after rising, shape the loaf by hand and bake in the oven if you’d like. Which reminds me about the hamburger buns. I will have a hard time ever using store-bought hamburger buns again. Next time I’m making the larger batch of them and freezing the extras.