There are a few small appliances and gadgets that I just can’t live without on a daily basis. These are the things that keep my kitchen running and allow me to fit extra homesteading, cooking, and baking tasks into the limits of a modern life. Here are my top recommendations for the homesteading kitchen:
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
This is THE gadget that makes it possible for me to put fresh bread on the table daily, minus grocery-store preservatives and chemicals and without the high price of the bakery. It also makes regular fast baking possible so that I can continue to send them off with good, wholesome snacks in their bellies. It’s even been put to use as a butter churn…among many other kitchen tasks!
Electric Tortilla Maker
This one may seem a bit out of place, but we really like wraps of all sorts, tacos, quesadillas and the like. I hesitated to invest in this gadget at first, but at the price of a package of 10 “fresh” store-bought tortillas, this has proven itself and paid for itself many times over. Like probably inside of two months. The only thing I would do differently when it comes time to replace my tortilla maker is bite the bullet and go for the 8 or 10 inch size (which would still be capable of making a smaller 6 inch, but a 6 inch can’t really make anything larger.
I have purchased both your bread books. (The 2nd hasn’t arrived yet.) Do they have actual recipes for GF bread?
No, they do not. You would have to convert for the flours you use…such as your all-purpose flour replacement. I would love to hear how they work out for you if you use a GF flour!
I’ve made bread and now I am starting again. It took hours of waiting and so many steps! I bought this book and made the honey wheat bread. I’m saying “Putting all the dry ingredients all at the same time? This isn’t going to turn out..” I felt that way until the bread came out of the oven too. After iit cooled, I sliced into it and took a small bite. OMG! This is outstanding! I did it In no time and it’s the best bread I’ve ever tasted, the crumb, texture and taste was over the top! My husband loves it very much! What a great book and the other one! Thank you,so very much for this streamlined approach to making the best bread book that opens up many possibilities!
Yay!! I LOVE success stories!
Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy!