It took a lot of convincing before my bread making husband would agree to having a bread machine in the house. He makes bread "the right way" and said I should just learn how to make it if I wanted homemade bread all the time. He rarely has time to bake with all the farm work these days. My argument was that with three kids..and the farm...there was NO WAY I could fit making bread into my schedule. I got a bread machine for Mother's Day last year and have used it practically every day since.
I started out making whole wheat sandwich bread and finally got it to where we liked it. Then I started making a lot of breakfast bread, like blueberry and cinnamon breads. Those are delicious! And they smell so good. In addition to those, I started making french bread for dinner. And lately I have been making pizza dough in the bread machine. It's amazing!! I've actually had days where I've had trouble getting everything made that I needed to make in any given day.
Last week I found a recipe on Pinterest that is AMAZING!! It would be worth it to get a bread machine just to make this bread. It's an italian bread recipe that makes 2 loaves. You just do the dough cycle in the bread machine..and then just shape the loaves, let it rise one more time, brush on an egg wash and bake!! So easy! Even for someone who has no time for this bread making stuff. :) Here's the link to the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Bread-Using-a-Bread-Machine/Detail.aspx
After making this bread, I started looking around and I think I will try dinner rolls this week. :) Exciting stuff going on around here!!!! :)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )