ok, so i had to walk to the grocery store to get buttermilk. but what better way to brighten up the house than to fill it with that yummy homemade bread smell? (and hopefully the end result would be yummy too...)
i got the bread recipe here. a while back my mother-in-law gave me a bread machine, because i had such high hopes of making my own bread. and then it sat on the floor in our pantry for about 6 months. finally i worked up the nerve to try it out, and here's what happened:
i guess the recipe was too much for my little machine.
very unattractive first glance...
the paddle got stuck in the loaf. is that normal?
as you can see, though, the final product was scrumptious!
now, if i can only figure out how to keep the dough from exploding in the machine...it was a rather daunting task to clean afterward...