Daddy Gets Handy In The Kitchen

Daddy has been making himself useful in the kitchen recently making us some yummy meals and treats. He's actually really good at cooking and I know its something he really wants to start making more of an effort on. Keep an eye out for some yummy posts showing off Daddy's talents but for now I'll pass you over to Daddy who is keen to tell you about what he is up to next.


As Mummy mentioned I have been trying to spend more time in the kitchen recently and it's got me thinking about how many of the lovely foods we eat every day that we take for granted.

I haven't mentioned this before but I have a brother who is coeliac. This means that he can't eat normal bread or many forms of wheat as he is not able to process gluten.  Think about that for moment.  How many of the things we eat every day contain gluten? That wipes out my favourite breakfasts of toast and cereals and other foods like pizza and scones.

Now you can get gluten free produce, but to me, having tasted some of them, especially the bread it doesn't taste great.

I bought my brother a bread maker for Christmas to try and help him make gluten free bread that didn't taste like cardboard, and he loves it.

It seemed like a strange present at the time however, wanting to become the kitchen master, I have now discovered that there are a plethora of gadgets out there all ready to do the baking for you.

I love all things bread - loaves, pizza, baguettes, toast, ciabatta, as do little J and big J, and I would love to be able to create the perfect doughy bread and be able to eat it freshly baked.

When I looked for a breadmaker, I was simply amazed by the amount of things that you can actually bake in a bread maker. I found some bread machine recipes by Panasonic and I can't wait to try them out.  Here you will see that you can even bake lemon drizzle cake and jam in a breadmaker - who would have thought!!

So, I am seriously considering the purchase of a bread maker as there is also the economic and healthy perspectives to look at and consider ( well that's what I told mummy anyway)

Do you own a breadmaker? what recipe what would you recommend?




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17 comments

  1. Glad your brother likes his bread maker
    Really does make fabulous bread

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  2. I don't have one sadly, as the bread here in Finland - unless you a rye bread fan - is not very good x

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  3. I don't have a breadmaker, though I often wish I did as I love the smell of fresh bread baking x

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  4. It's hard to beat homemade bread but I stopped using my bread maker because I kept getting bit air holes in loaves which then couldn't be sliced for sandwiches. No doubt the new generation gadgets are much better so I look forward to reading more.

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  5. I had a bread maker and after using it a few times gave it away.

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  6. I used to have a bread maker and I LOVED it - I need to get one again!

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  7. I've always debated buying a bread maker, mainly for the gorgeous smell of freshly baked bread!! :)

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  8. I used to have a bread maker, I bought it because I loved the smell of freshly baked bread but I have to admit I only used it a couple of times and I hated how big it was. Sorry :(

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  9. My breadmaker broke - really need to get a new one

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  10. Someone mentioned Lemon Drizzle cake? Now you are talking my language!

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  11. I don't have a bread maker but I love the smell of baking goods and I am a lover of all the bake goods.After read your post wishing if only I have a breadmaker...

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  12. I dont have a bread maker should get one really as I lovehomemade bread

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  13. Hi there, I would love a bread maker but my husband won't let me. I love the smell of freshly made bread. xx

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  14. I don't have a bred maker. My husband mentioned this, but I suspect he will end up making pizza every night!

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  15. I borrowed a bread maker once but it made loaves with a huge hole in the middle so I wasn't impressed.

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  16. I have a bread maker and I use it just to make the dough them finish off manually to make baps and rolls -its great

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  17. I only use the bread maker to make the pizza dough

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