Give us this day…

…the smell of freshly baked bread.

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Lots of lovely people gave us John Lewis vouchers as a wedding gift and so today I strode into the kitchenware department of that fine emporium with a fat bankroll in my pocket and only one thing on my mind. A bread maker.

Having mootched about online we’d settled on the Panasonic SD-254 at 70-odd quid, but despite showing 9 on the shop floor on the computer the staff couldn’t fine a single one. I could have ordered it, but that would have taken four days, and in that time The Barn Store, Londis, la Fromagerie and Euphorium would have probably had another £20 of us for bread, ‘sides I wanted it now.  They did have the model up in stock though, the SD-255 the only difference being an optional raisin dropping mechanism (on further investigation it can also do rye bread, unlike the 245)

According to www.breadmakerreviews.co.uk (yeah who’d have thought!) the SD-255 is ‘the Panasonic SD-255 breadmaker appliance is the dream of every one who makes bread.’  Dreams can come true it seems.  However I fear the review might be a translation as its editorial integrity slides off towards the end with lines such as ‘The ultra fast baking option is indeed a gift for those who wants to be fast in cooking’. If you’re still interested, there’s a more a more comprehensive review here, as well as Amazon, where it’s scored very highly indeed.

So, the dog’s twitchers of a machine, £7 on Dove’s various flours and yeast, knob of butter, pinch of salt and sugar, and we’re just 4:42 minutes from a loaf love in… Now, anyone know of a good electric butter churner?

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1 Response to “Give us this day…”


  1. 1 Helen April 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Oh and so here it is! Behold the beast! So what was the loaf like? Also, butter churner – oh my! Can you imagine? I can see myself right now – the size of a small house…


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