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Review: Make a variety of fresh bread from a capsule with this bread maker!

 

With the Easy Bread break maker, you can get a fresh loaf of bread in just two hours and 10 minutes! Simply pop in a capsule of preservative-free bread mix — there are seven types to choose from, including white, spelt and Mediterranean bread. 

The machine doesn't take up much space on your counter top either!

 

HOW IT WORKS

About the size of a large capsule coffee machine, the bread maker works like one too. Fill up the water tank, pop in a bread capsule and hit the start button. The bread mix and water are combined in the machine’s baking bowl with the help of a kneading paddle. Once the mixture is ready, the baking automatically starts. I love how my kitchen was filled with the aroma of fresh bread; the machine beeps when the loaf is ready. I like that there is a timer for me to decide when I want the bread to be ready. The night before, I popped the capsule into the bread maker, set it for 8am, and woke up to a warm loaf for breakfast.

THE BREAD

I baked two loaves – Puro (white bread) and Country Love (multigrain bread). Puro turned out crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It was very satisfying, especially with a bit of peanut butter and jam. Country Love was a chewy loaf with a thick, crunchy crust. The dense bread was heavy and tasty. I enjoyed the roasted, slightly bitter after taste of the grains and seeds.

CLEANING UP

It took me 15 minutes to clean up after my baking session. I had to wash the baking bowl and empty the water tank, and brush out residual baking mix from the machine. To do that, I placed a tea towel into the baking compartment and used a brush (included with the bread maker) to sweep up the remnants from the nooks and crannies onto the tea towel.

VERDICT

A step up from conventional bread makers as all you need to do is pop in a capsule. But bread lovers would miss the freedom of coming up with their own recipes.

Easy Bread, $299, and bread capsules, from $4 each. Available at Tangs at Vivocity and Tang Plaza and www.tangs.com

 

This article was first published on Simply Her.

 

 

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