This is my latest kitchen toy.
Product: Bread Maker
Model no.: CBM-PH30LB
This is a special gift from the hubby in conjunction with our triple happiness celebration - Happy Father's Day (hubby's first), Happy 2nd Anniversary (our wedding), and Happy Birthday (mine!). :D
Thanks hubby! You and your sweet surprises! :)
I'm so elated beyond words! And so, I baked my very first loaf of basic white bread in my life! :)
Type: Basic white bread
Crust: Medium brown
2 tablespoon oil (I used virgin coconut oil)
1 & 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
520g bread flour*
1 teaspoon dry yeast
*Bread flour is not the same as all-purpose flour. It is higher in protein and gluten and is necessary to give your bread its fine grain.
I read up about how to mix the ingredients and here's an important one: With most machines, start with the liquids then move on to the dry ingredients. The very last ingredient to add is the yeast. [source]
Now, let the photos and their captions speak for themselves.
Freshly baked and ready to be sliced!
Smells sooooo goooood!
And there you are! Meet the insides of my first loaf of white bread. :P
I need to buy a good bread knife. I have problem slicing it into nice slices with a normal kitchen knife.
The hubby's idea: Let's make a soup bowl...
...and fill it with cream of chicken soup!
By the way, our 10-month old baby loves bread pieces. He can hold a piece of bread with his cute little fingers and eat it slowly. So cute!