Sunday, December 30, 2007

A slice of life...

I was very lucky again this Christmas in that amongst a couple of other things, Santa (with a bit of help from the family I suspect) brought me one of these



I baked a couple of loaves of bread yesterday so I had the chance to put it through it's paces this morning and it's brilliant.

The only problem I've found with the bread maker is that the sachets of dried yeast need to be used up as soon as possible after opening and equate to two large loaves of bread, one of which usually gets eaten too soon after baking as it's too difficult to slice fresh bread thinly. Don't get me wrong, there are very few things in life compare with a buttered doorstep of warm freshly baked bread but it easily negates any effort I'm making elsewhere towards a healthy lifestyle.

It could be a great help towards the perennial dieting resolution as long as I resist the urge to leave the machine set to slice very thickly...

3 comments:

Em said...

With your thickly sliced homemade bread and my new le Creuset fondue set we have the makings of a 70's party.

Seany said...

I'm sure I have plenty of appropriate music!

Thanks again for the cranberry by the way - absolutely delicious as always
x

delcatto said...

Happy New Year!
Here's to a fit, healthy and happy one.