My Little Princess is Here!!!

Remember when I told you that hubby and I wish to live in a self-sustained house? Well, that includes living and eating as natural and as organic as we can. We’re also planning on baking our own bread – from scratch. The problem with that is – I don’t bake.

I don’t bake.

I.

Don’t.

Bake.

Honestly, I want to. But I never got around it because it takes so much time, energy and the clean up?! Forget it! Let’s just buy the bread that will expire next week.

And did I mention that I don’t bake?

We just keep our fingers crossed that they aren’t (WARNING: Do not open link if you have a weak stomach!) contaminated of anything that isn’t a bread ingredient. I once bit into a nail that is stuck inside a pandesal – no joke! To avoid this from happening again, we purchase only Gardenia breads. Did you know that Gardenia breads go through a metal detector machine before they are shipped out? Saw this on TV the other night and I think it is so cool! Gardenia breads are fresh but we dreamed of making them out of our own hands …. or something like that. But I don’t think this will raise a red flag with the metal detector.

Anyways, Princess was sent by MIL from Italy. She’s a lovely breadmaking machine. Now, that’s waaayy cooler, right? As the name suggests, it makes bread. You just place the right amount of ingredients in it, switch it on and wait. It’s like your fully automated washing machine. The only difference is that it makes bread instead of washing the clothes.

It does all the things you need to do when baking your own bread. Once it is turned on, it expects that the complete ingredients are in it. It is a fully automatic (which I really love!) breadmaking machine. It mixes the ingredients, kneads (whatever that means) the dough and bakes the bread.

You also have the option to add extra ingredients you want: cheese, raisins, nuts, etc. If you are on a special diet, you can choose not to use salt or use an alternative ingredient for margarine. We changed the water ingredient into fresh milk. Yum! The color of the crust is also adjustable from light to medium to dark.

Besides being a fully automatic breadmaker, another feature that I really love about this breadmaker is that it can be set on timer. Don’t you just love to wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread? If you don’t, then I guess you haven’t tried it or you hate bread.

Cleaning is also easy. There’s only 3 parts to soap and rinse: the kneading hook, the shaft and the lid. What’s left can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Cleaning should be easy-peasy if you do it right after the machine has cooled. Otherwise, it can be difficult to remove the kneading-hook. But then letting water sit on it for about 30 minutes should soften it.

For now, I store the breads in a Lock N Lock container I once used for my breastmilk stash. It isn’t really a container for bread so I’m now waiting for Lock N’ Lock to go on sale. I hope they do another 20% off like the last time.

Big J’s the only one who has tried making a bread (top image) on Princess. I haven’t. I’m excited because I’m planning on making my own wheat bread. Who knows where I can score wheat flour? Big J’s not a fan of wheat bread because he says it’s bland. No worries! We’ll adjust the taste!

* Bread slicing tip: Use a really, really sharp knife or an electric knife so you’d get beautifully sliced bread.

From their website, it is indicated that the machine’s wattage consumption is at 700 Watts which is not so bad. I was expecting it to be as high as our turbo broiler that consumes 1500 Watts. A bread would cook at around 3-4 hours depending on the program you have chosen.

The breadmaker is currently my favorite home appliance. It makes bread baking like a piece of cake. What’s your favorite home appliance?

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I'm a WAHM, Struggling Wifey, Breastfeeding Advocate and Belly Dancer. The Lazy Mama always finds the easiest and most efficient ways to do mama stuff.

15 COMMENTS
  • RONE
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    So envious! I’ve always wanted a bread machine. I like to bake but making bread can be very tedious. I love your plan to live in a self sustained house. Kudos to you. You can buy all sorts of whole wheat flour at Healthy Options. My father in law had on of these machines and it took him a while to get the recipe for the perfect bread right. But once he did, he was thrilled.

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Thanks! I never thought they have it there in healthy options. I just hope it doesn’t cost too much. Thanks again!

  • hangingbridge
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    sis, this is so cool. How much is it? Where in Manila can we get this? Parang ang sarap gumawa ng iba’t ibang bread. How big is it, by the way? Now lang ako nakakita ng ganito eh :)

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Not sure how much kasi it was given by MIL from Italy. I should’ve mentioned pala in my post. We’re actually having two more shipped in for my Mom and his Lola. It’s a little smaller than the usual size of a microwave. Nakatayo nga lang sya instead of pahalang ng microwave.

  • ayen
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    i want this too!!! im so inggit! :) may i know the name and brand of this breadmaker of yours? most of my relatives are in italy eh. papabili ako sa kanila.

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Hello Ayen,

      The brand name is Princess. There’s this La Panetteria mark on top of it. You can look at the website I posted. That is the exact model even the User Guide is the exact same copy. Nakakatuwa sya kasi no sweat talaga with baking. And ang sarap talaga ng amoy of freshly baked bread. So thankful for the breadmaker!

  • Pink Magaline
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    That is so hi tech sis! Congrats to you. Hmmm.. wish ko lang den may ganyan ako. I wanna make our own bread para di na bibili sa labas.

    Thanks for the visit pala sis. Hope u can visit Pink MagaLine too. I have a giveaway still running. There is a hobo bag on stake. Just follow, comment and win sis. See ya there! :D

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Thanks! Yung pagbili factor, walang problem e. What I really like is that I know exactly what goes into the bread. And I can also add whatever I want.

      As much as I can or basta nakakapuslit ako, I try to visit your blogs. I joined the last giveaway. Haven’t had the time to check if I won. LOL!

  • Jenny
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    wow! very nice.. my mom’s family used to own a bakery in La Union and she kept telling us about the smell of freshly baked bread. in fact, every time we pass by a nice bakery, she still goes in and checks out the bread. :D

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Freshly baked bread = heavenly!

  • allison
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    for wheat flour, you can easily get it from healthy options

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Thanks allison! You know I really like window shopping sa healthy options. But there’s just too much temptation I end up buying stuff I don’t really need. Maybe that’s why I don’t know they do have it there. Thanks again!

  • Pantry Organization « The Lazy Mama
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    […] In my pantry, I have also a container for the rice. Hmmm… we’re almost out of rice. And pretty soon I’ll be adding more containers for the dog food and the flour. We don’t buy bread anymore. And I’m proud to say that we’re making it from scratch! […]

  • Pantry Organization – The Lazy Mama
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    […] In my pantry, I have also a container for the rice. Hmmm… we’re almost out of rice. And pretty soon I’ll be adding more containers for the dog food and the flour. We don’t buy bread anymore. And I’m proud to say that we’re making it from scratch! […]

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