I have always wanted to invest in a Bread Machine and after discussing this for the longest time with babe last year, I finally made a decision to use all my redemption points from my Citibank Credit Card for a Bread Machine. During that period, the BM available was the Princess Model BM, which I thought was not too had. But after waiting for almost 3 to 4 weeks, Citibank called me and told me that they no longer had that particular model available for redemption. They gave me 3 choices; 1 - to reverse the redemption order 2 - to use the points to redeem something else or 3 - settle for another brand of BM, which was the Kenwood brand. Without waiting even for the caller to finish her sentence, I told her I'll take option 3. Wah... Kenwood wor..not bad..in fact, the redemption points needed was for more than what I had but they decided to waive that and gave it to me for what I had... thank you.. thank yooooou.
When the BM arrived, I was very excited but due to the festive season and lots of other things, I never got a chance to "play" with my new toy, until 2 weeks ago.
Never got to take an actual photo of my BM but I actually got this picture with my camera phone as I was so happy with the Citibank that I just wanted to show off to all my friends the cool BM they gave me... haha. Got this picture from Ikano Power Station's Harvey Norman's and got a bit of a ticking off by their security guard. He is a foreigner and in his gruffy voice, he said "NO PHOTO...NO CAMERA!!". I said " ya ya"..but photos already taken heehee.
With all the festive periods one after another, I never really got a chance to play with this new toy of mine until 2 weeks ago. I was so impatient to try it that I simply threw in whatever ingredients I could find for a wholemeal mixed seeds bread (had to replace the normal wholemeal flour with pre-mix) plus did not read the instructions properly. The bread turned out alright but as the ingredients were not exact, it turned out extremely salty. Nobody else touched the bread except me and even then, it was with a lot of effort and a lot of water. Did not managed to take a photo of that piece of failure as by the 3rd morning, the entire bread was mold covered...yuck. Threw it into the trash can.
My second effort (here) turned out to be a whole lot better with only one complain. I need help from the sifus again.. and anybody who can help me. Sigh.. back to the drawing board.....