Product Type: Morphy Richards bread makers
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NICE on the LIPS! but llbs on the HIPS!!
Morphy Richards 48281 Fastbake Breadmaker
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Morphy Richards 48281 Fastbake Breadmaker
Advantages: Recipes, good instructions, easy to use, produces gorgeous bread!
Disadvantages: I'd have prefered it in a different colour
Thank you very much Ebay - always good for a bargain! £25 for my brand new Breadmaker, thanks to hubby (originally worth £50-£60!).
I was pretty upset when my breadmaker of 7 years finally gave up, so was ecstatic to receive my newbie one. My old one was starting to look pretty old fashioned anyway, and this Morphy Richards in comparison is more modern. If you are a huge fan of fresh loaves, give the Morphy Richards a go! Anybody can use it - it would be good for people not used to making bread because its easy to understand design and instruction booklet with recipes is fab to follow.
**How do I even make bread?!**
With one of these! lol... all you need is flour, water, oil, sugar, salt and yeast! all easy to buy ingredients and once you start and sample the luxurious taste of your first home made loaf, you'll be addicted! Be warned though... if your kids are bread fans, they'll be forever asking you to make it! I actually quite enjoy doing it so we tend to do it on a weekend only basis now, because at one point I was being asked to get it out every day!
**What's in the box?**
As well as the breadmaker, you will find a kneading blade, measuring cup, bread pan, 2 measuring cups and an instruction manual. The enclosed instruction book has lots of recipes too which is handy and needed for those new to breadmaking.
The recipes included are for sweet bread, fast bakes, wholewheast breads, french loaves, basic bread, dough, jam, sandwich breads and cakes. There are great because it really encourages you to experiment with different breads and try something new perhaps.
Pretty smart looking, as you can see in the picture. It's quite bulky though and its white which is a bit of a negative for me, but only in that all, well almost all of my appliances are black and silver. Still, not to worry though - it's not disasterous by any stretch. The control panel is black with buttons on it and there is an easy read LCD display. Above this are the different programs. The breadpan is non stick as well, with a detachable paddle.
**The Control buttons**
Timer delay (+/-)
Colour button (for light medium or dark crusts)
Loaf size (1llbs, 1.5llbs, 2llb)
Chosen program number
Cooking time left
Fast Bake I or II
Dough (for pizza) yum!
Timer - No need to worry about over cooking as the timer will ensure it stops when the bread is ready. You can also set the bread to start at a time convenient to you, perhaps before you arrive home from work, so that its on its way to being ready on your arrival. This is an option, but I don't tend to leave anything on whilst away from the home. It's fine though if someones in the home.
Signal noise - This lets you know with a beep when its time to add nuts or fruit to your bread if you so wish!
H:HH - If this flashes up, it means the machine is too hot to add more ingredients so you must wait a while before making your next loaf!
Keep warm feature - Bread will be kept warm for an hour. I wouldn't leave it longer than this because it will start to go soggy!
Coolwall function - Whilst the inside is burning, the outside doesn't get hot.
**For Best results/be aware of...**
*Measure ingredients perfectly
*Adding a bit of powdered milk makes bread much lighter ( great tip from my mother in law)
*Add ingredients from top down so that the yeast is not in contact with the sugar and water
*Make sure you use cane sugar as other sugars don't work so well. Cane sugar is needed to activate yeast
*Ensure water to activate the yeast is not freezing cold otherwise it wont activate
**Taste and Smell**
Nothing beats the smell of home cooked fresh bread! Add to that melting butter on warm hot bread - nom nom! delicious!
Nice on the lips, but llbs on the hips!!
Summary: I wouldn't be without mine!
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