i finally have to unlurk and answer the detractors of bread machine making.
live in a small apartment in new york city. i have absolutely NO counter
in the kitchen. there is no place to knead dough unless i want to do it on
dining table....NOT! if i want home made bread i NEED to use a bread machine
because it sits on top of my microwave and therefore doesnt take up any space
since the microwave has it's own stand in a small niche in the kitchen.
some people don't like to knead dough or work with pie crust. i know i dont
handle pie crust well, though i did make bread by hand when i had a "real"
kitchen in Los Angeles. so please don't get "uppity" with people who enjoy
using the latest gadgets. it might turn out the have a reason to do so
phew....glad to get that off my chest :-)