Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a bread machine. You may be wondering why I’m considering one since I can just buy bread at the store. But I feel like my body isn’t handling store-bought bread too well. Something’s not digesting right and my sister says it could be that I’m allergic to gluten. Anyone who’s familiar with buying specialty breads know that they’re quite expensive. If I’m going to be eating it on the long-run, I’d rather make my own. And since I started to cook, why not?
The thing about bread machines is that you can control 100% of the ingredients you use, which is perfect for my cause. These machines are great. You can set them to do anything. For example you can add nuts and fruit, make whole wheat bread, make gluten-free bread, and even pizza dough. Then there’s the fresh bread aspect. It’s just nice to have fresh, warm bread. Basically what a bread machine will do is make bread for you from scratch. Usually you would have to mix all the ingredients, knead, let rise, then bake the bread. But you would just add the ingredients in the machine, then inside the kneading blades will start kneading the dough, then it will wait a bit for the dough to rise, then it will start baking. The whole process is automated. The best bread machines like Panasonic will also wait before kneading to make sure the ingredients are at the right temperature.
I figured if I bought a bread machine I could make cool things like raisin or flax seed bread – any way to add a bit of nutrition to my diet. I’m actually not that health obsessed and have never been, and I know you can’t expect to eat something healthy like flax seed and think it’s the cure-all to everything. It’s more of an investment to my body. I’m not going to overdo it, I just want to take care of myself and eat in moderation. I’m not the type to take things to the extreme anyway.
So here I am, reading reviews about bread machines and looking at which one to get. It’s not the cheapest toy I will pick up this Black Friday but definitely the most interesting. I can’t wait to see my family’s faces when I show them a freshly baked bread. Maybe I won’t tell them I used a bread machine to bake it and say I did it using an oven. I don’t know, if I become a bread machine convert I might even get everyone their own machine?