The shot above is our neglected bread machine (note the fine coating of dust). Since getting into artisan bread baking a few years back, we used it less and less until...well, we can't remember the last time we used it.
But it's hot and humid in Boston this week. And we've become accustomed to fresh bread. And in this heat and humidity, the idea of turning on the oven makes us break out in preemptive sweat.
So...should we haul out our old bread machine?
Part of the reason we abandoned our bread machine was the lack of quality. Once we started baking our own, there just wasn't any contest.
But perhaps there's still a time and a place for the bread machine?
A quick internet search revealed several intriguing recipes:
Are you using your bread machine? If so, what are your favorite recipes?
(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)