Although very basic the Cookworks machine really is a great little workhorse. We lost the paddle for it for a couple of years – it eventually turned up in our son’s bedroom drawer ((??)) – so in the interim we bought a cheap replacement, but that eventually burnt out so back we went to the Cookworks.
So what do we make in the bread machine?
On average we bake about three loaves of bread a week (every day when we’re snowed in). It also makes the dough to make home-made rolls that we eat with bowls of wholesome soup. I love that you can make standard, quick or rapid loaves – handy when we’ve run out of bread and need a loaf for the table in just over an hour.
We also make white, brown or wholemeal loaves, depending upon circumstance.
Homemade pizza is on our menu every fortnight or so – a doubled up portion of dough will make three 45cm (18″) pizzas – great when we have a house full of children as the pizzas can be custom-built.
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Containing three tablespoons of olive oil it’s a bit on the naughty side (only if you eat the whole loaf on your own I guess) but it’s very adaptable.
The machine makes the dough and we add the toppings.
It could be as simple as pesto spread over the top (as in picture) or a bit more elaborate with sprigs of rosemary, sun-dried tomatoes, sea salt and olives. Whichever way we choose, if it’s sitting on the bread board when the children walk in from school,it won’t be there 20 minutes later!