My wife got me a bread maker for my birthday last week and she followed the advice of the commentators on this blog and bought me a Panasonic SD- ZB2502. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented and left advice on the post where I asked about breadmakers last month, most people recommended a Panasonic and I can confirm I'm really impressed with it!
Although we've only had it a week, so far every loaf has been amazing. Today's in particular was superb, a sun dried tomato and parmesan mix, only butter was needed for lunch and it was as much as I could do to stop myself from devouring the whole loaf!
I'm looking forward to trying out lots of different recipes in it. Dawn from Doing It For Ourselves has kindly sent me a recipe book for bread makers, so over the next few weeks we'll be trying anything that takes our fancy, from onion breads to making pizza dough.
Hopefully this will be something we regularly use for a long time. It's stopped us having to have bread in the freezer, we can have fresh bread when ever we want it (not dependant on whether I have time to bake it or not), the bread is cheaper and I get to control what goes into it. Who knows if I buy a grain mill I might even start growing some wheat to bake with!
Now who has a good recipe for me to try in the machine?