A small appliance
, often in the $30-100 range, which resembles a removeable bread pan
with a heating element
underneath and one or more paddles
, and other ingredients
are added to this pan, and it then stirs and kneads
them into a dough
. This dough is allowed to rise
for a period of time, then baked into a loaf
. The entire process
usually takes two to four hours. Most bread machines also include a timer
, which one can set before going to bed
in order to have fresh bread ready for breakfast
the next day.
Though machine-made bread is agreed to be somewhat inferior to hand-made homemade bread, it is much better than the loaves of sandwich bread that can be bought in grocery stores.