Garage Sale Score: Bread Machine Fun…

by Johnnie Collier

Thursday was an outstanding garage sale day.  Debbie and I were finding deals left and right.  So many that it became difficult to drive.  She just had to get the exercise ball.  (You better have a six pack next time I see you, lady)!

Amongst the numerous bargains of the day, I found me a $5 bread maker:

I had never used one of these beasts.   I brought it right home and got to business, to whip up yummy bread for our weekend camping trip.  I followed a recipe that came in the manual:

 The first loaf I made was more cooked than I like, so I made another with the bake setting on “light” instead of “medium”.  I also added 2 packets of splenda to the recipe to sweeten it up a bit.  It came out perfect.  I read that you have to be careful and follow recipe amounts when it comes to sugar (or honey or molasses) because yeast thrive on sugar, and too much sugar can cause havoc.  I also read that artificial sweeteners cannot be used in lieu of sugar, as they do not react with yeast.  That is what made me think of adding splenda for a subtle sweet boost, and it worked.

So far, I have made for loaves of bread since Thursday.  I have absolutely gotten my $5 worth out of this machine!  Nothing is better than the smell of freshly baked bread filling the home.  This is just in time for us to boost our carbs for marathon training.  Lovely.  If you have any favorite bread machine recipes, send em’ on over!
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1 mmbear May 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

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3 QueenB May 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

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4 Posh May 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hi.
Stopping by from the Tuesday hop to say hello and to follow.
Stop by and check out the deals with Tuesday Deal Seekers.
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5 Shirl May 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Brilliant bargain for a bread making machine! Your bread looks delish. Thanks for popping by … :0)

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6 Cranberry Morning May 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Good for you! I need to hit a few garage sales this spring too. They should be all over the place now, for we've finally got springtime weather!

Enjoy the bread. :-)

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7 Purple Baby Brigade May 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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9 Boobies May 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Oh yum! Bread sounds so good right now!

Already following ya..but stopping in from FMBT to say hello!

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10 Bees With Honey May 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I so want me a bread maker again. I use to have one until I gave it away.

Thanks for the visit and the follow today. Here to return the favour!

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11 aimee May 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Looks yummy! I've never tried a bread maker too.
Hopping by here from Tuesday Train hop. I am your newest follower via GFC. Hope you could follow back. Thanks! http://aimee-girltalk.blogspot.com

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12 Donna @ The House on the Corner May 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

You absolutely can't go wrong with fresh baked bread – and for $5…what a score!!

Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!!

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13 A Mom's Take May 18, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks for participating in the Good Friends Click Blog Hop! New follower! I have lots of giveaways ending Thursday and I would love a follow back!

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