The Definition of Insanity
You know the definition of insanity? It’s doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
That is what I felt with my bread maker.
You remember when I first posted about my bread maker and how excited I was to start baking bread. Well, all that excitement died when I tried to make whole wheat bread.
For some reason it kept coming our like a brick. Heavy dense and smelled like yeast.
I first thought, maybe I didn’t follow the recipe correctly–so I tried again. It was correct, problem was that the recipe sucked.
I was ready to give up and buy store-bought bread until I can figure it out. For a month, the bread maker stood on my counter and slowly collected dust because I refuse to have my home smell like yeast and be stuck with a brick.
Then it dawned on me. I had the same problem with my ice cream maker. The recipes that came with the maker were absolutely horrible. That is why I bought a book of ice cream recipes.
Mr. C. elegantly said: “You don’t get engineers to write recipes.” He couldn’t be any more correct. At the end of last week I placed an order for a bread maker cook book. Checked out all my sources and it had raving reviews.
Monday I tried the first recipe (white bread) and I am amazed that it came out well. The real test was baking my family’s staple–whole wheat bread.
I tried that yesterday. It was perfect. Smelled divine and tasted wonderful. I’m really excited (once again) to bake bread.
In the meantime, I am going to look through the rest of the recipes and see if anything else catches my fancy.
I have been eyeing the pepperoni and cheese bread…