Within 30 minutes mission success!
|K-Dog, Thrifty Nana, and Lori with "The Admiral"|
That's right--at a local goodwill Thrifty Nana found a bread machine for $4.99 in mint condition. Just think...a loaf of quality bread costs around $2.50 minimum. With "The Admiral" the bread making will be endless! I plan to commit to making my bread--not buying my bread! Let the frugality begin!
|The Bread Maker hard at work!|
We tried it...we liked it... (high school cheer) and the machine works like a pro!
|It's golden perfection!|
Here's the recipe used to test the machine. This recipe was found in the Betty Crocker Bread Machine Cookbook (also purchased at goodwill). According to Thrifty Nana, this recipe is foolproof!
|The Finished Product!|
1 1/4 cups buttermilk or kefir (more on kefir on an upcoming post)
3 1/4 cups bread flour (1 cup whole wheat flour can be substituted for 1 cup of bread flour)
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
1 1/2 t bread machine yeast (regular is fine)
Another frugal tip: Buy your flour in bulk. You will save even more. Thrifty Nana purchases 50 pound bags of bread flour at Cosco for $13.50. Or you can buy a 10 pound bag of flour for around $5.00 at a grocery store. Be wise--ECONOMISE!
Last but not least...a shout-out to the husbands! Here is a photo of Steve and Shaun using their web designing "technical" skills to set-up our blog!
|Steve (front) and Shaun (back) hard at work!|