In the Kitchen: Making My Own Bread.

This is one of my very favorite (and easiest) things to make from scratch.  I've experimented with a lot of different recipes and I love the entire process.  However, I think we can agree the bread making process can be a bit on the time consuming end.  I would make some bread, and then buy it, make some, and buy it... then mostly buy it... 

....then I got *drumroll please* a BREAD MAKER!

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This beautiful vintage baby was my grandparents, and they gave it to me in 2010 when they realized they weren't using it anymore.  At first I thought I would use it all the time, but then a few disaster attempts later....she got stored high on a shelf out of sight, out of mind.  

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Then when we moved back to Buffalo, I dusted her off and tried again.  I don't think I've bought bread since then.  

The best part about this one is all of the handwritten notes that my Mema put throughout the little recipe book - she told me that at one time she used it just as often as we do.  I'm so happy to keep this bread maker tradition going.

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Seriously, if you can get one of these second hand (I see them all the time at estate sales and thrift stores!) - do it!  It tastes so delicious, I make them vegan (they mostly are anyway), it's cheaper, it's far more zero waste, and it makes your home smell soooooo good!

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You literally just dump all the ingredients in and press the button.  It probably takes me under 5 minutes!

Three hours later and voila.  Bread!

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I could give you the recipe for this, but I know that every bread maker is a little different so what's the point.  I'd say this post is more of a love letter to my bread maker and to encourage everyone to get one, second hand if you can!  It's probably the only single use appliance I think is the most wonderful creation that I use at least once a month.  

Now to enjoy some fresh bread with butter.  

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