This is clearly a confusing area. The way I see it, it all boils down to a simple question--or at least one that's simple to ask, if not to answer: Can bread be homemade and machine-made at the same time? Sorry to answer a riddle with a riddle, but that's the best I can come up with.
I never got one of those. They take up too much valuable counter space and I knew I'd never actually use it.
Well, I thought it was about control. I can see why people like to do it by hand, but I am not willing to spend the time, so I use a machine. I have just hand shaped my first loaf today, and I think I will be baking in my oven on my pizza stone most of the time now.
I LOVE MY BREAD MACHINE!!!! I can bake bread without all the weird preservatives. I can add just what I want. It is all fresh and warm. Mmmm...AND- it doesn't cost me over $2 a loaf!! Geez, when did bread get so damn expensive?
To think I thought I was cheating by using the kneading attachment on my KitchenAid!I like making long loaves and braided loaves, and I can't afford to lose that extra counter space; so there's no machine here.
You can make any shape loaf you want using the bread machine. You just have to use the dough setting. Then you take the dough out when it beeps and shape it and bake it. I LOVE MY BREAD MACHINE!! I make cinnamon buns and pizza dough. Those are things that I would make only once ina blue moon before the machine. Now I can make them pretty much any time!
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