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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 14:33 by Ananth in response to hand in the proverbial cookie jar

Ummm so I think this comic is my public punishment for eating the bread. ): I'm sorryyyyyy. To be honest, this is pretty much how it went down ... it was fresh out of the oven, I couldn't say no!

Yuko's Mom gave us a breadmaker! So far we've made white, egg and oatmeal bread, all of which were pretty good. The egg makes the bread a little fluffier? Yeah. I'm curious about the carrot, the poppy-seed lemon, and the zucchini bread. All of them sound delicious ... we will see! Anyway, if you like bread I highly recommend a breadmaker! Definitely a fan. 

As mentioned on Tuesday, new stuff in the store: Girl with the Skeleton Hand pins and Maw Crest stickers.

 

 

Comments

Drop EVERYTHING

Comment by Joe A. (not verified) Thu, 10/29/2009 - 22:07

You guys need to make beer bread right now. It may be dry-ish, but dear King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, it is delicious.

Put some cinnamon sugar on top, and it is a nigh-religious experience.

Beer bread? Dry?

Comment by Ellie (not verified) Thu, 10/29/2009 - 22:14

You must not have sifted the flour first! It makes a world of difference!

Funny you should mention, though. I just made some beer bread tonight, using this recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/Beer-Bread-73440

It's so good, and so easy! I used a bottle of Stella Artois for tonight's batch and it came out kind of sweet. I don't know if that's the beer, or if I mis-measured the ingredients.

Anyway, try this recipe next!

Hmmm..

Comment by Joe A. (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 01:36

My recipe didn't call for sifted flour. Welp, I guess I have something to try the next time I make it. Many thanks!

Because no one else has posted it yet...

Comment by Ryan (not verified) Thu, 10/29/2009 - 22:52

I had a bread maker, and made bread about every other day. And then I found this and haven't yet gone back:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/08mini.html
(links to recipe and video are on that page as well).

Incredible bread for minimal effort. Essentially you're mixing the ingredients together, and then instead of kneading to form the gluten you are letting time do it for you (in this case, 17 hours). A cast iron/enamel pot is best, but I've been able to do it with an 8 quart normal pot - the lid is required, though.

If you get a chance, you should try it!

(p.s. for those of you with a food scale, it's 17.5oz flour. Also, you can spray parchment with cooking spray and use that to transfer the dough into the pot - no need for cornmeal.)

Hm...

Comment by Joe D (not verified) Thu, 10/29/2009 - 23:03

My bet is that he mistook it for a power-up mushroom.

Egg...

Comment by toshiro (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 05:45

...makes bread fluffier, but drier and heavier (although this is a non-issue if you have no problems with digestion).

I just use a standard oven for making bread. My personal favourite is a mixture of light and dark flour, with shredded linseed and wheat. Very wholesome, and so good...

Re: Sifting flour. I don't think it's needed anymore, really. I tried sifting and not sifting, and there was no discernible difference. My suspicion is that it was simply to keep the weevils out of the dough. I sifted flour only for that reason, too.

It seems like...

Comment by yraelis (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 06:17

This new apartment really takes a lot out of Yuko. I mean, she's either passing out, or has angry yell-y eyes. I-I mean, don't get me wrong, but it seems like she got the short end of the deal somehow. (unless it was all planned to write millions of comics on how kid-like Ananth is?)

I'm kind of curious about the maw, or specifically its tongue. Does it casually just kind of waggle it about in such attractive manners at all times? is it for like snake like purposes? I thought it would be like a frog, but no matter how I start to imagine it, the maws seem to just like say "yo" with their tongues.

Cranberry Bread.

Comment by Joe (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 06:34

My dad makes this awesome cranberry bread in the fall. Mostly so I stop begging. It's definitely in my top three uses for cranberries, probably only beaten out by the cranberry relish that I like to put on top.

Breadmakers: More insidious than toasters

Comment by Virtual Bob (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 07:20

Chocolate chip cookie bread (start with Krusteaz honey wheat berry bread machine mix and add brown sugar, softened butter, a little molasses and chocolate chips)
I'm just sayin'...

I would be lying

Comment by Zehnoda (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 09:05

If I said I have never stolen a corner of bread/pie/cake/other deserts and or foods. I don't blame you Ananth, I blame the evil delicious bread.

Also, is it bad that I remember to spell your name by using a Star Wars reference? You're an Imperial An-Anth

I prefer just to let the

Comment by Eben Sullivan (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 09:29

I prefer just to let the bread rise in the breadmaker, since I hate the hole that the pan in mine leaves in the middle of the loaf.

Lemon poppyseed bread sounds really, really good...

MMmm breeaaaad

Comment by Anon E. Moose (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 09:44

I don't have a bread maker but there's a little place in chinatown that always has a fresh loaf for me already wrapped. I get to eat bread with the imperial dragon guy or something on it! I have a fresh bread problem. It's like so soft. It's like once you taste the fresh stuff you feel like you were cheated by Wonder Bread for countless years. Or maybe that's just me.

Gah!

Comment by Anon E. Moose (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 09:48

I can't believe I forgot the one ingredient to perfect fresh bread enjoyableness! It's Nutella. The chocolate so good that it makes Hershey cry at night. Spread it's delicious smoothness over a chunk of fresh bread and you encounter a phenomenon known as the foodgasm.

love fresh bread,

Comment by filthwizard (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 10:29

you cant give someone a row for eating warm bread its primal. a dense dark rye bread with hemp seeds left to prove 48hrs is the bees knees.

oh... know how you feel.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 10:50

We don't have a bread maker at home, but my Dad can make some damn good Banana Bread. Oh man... I always end up eating like... half of that thing.

Don't worry, this isn't public humiliation. D: We're all jealous. lol.

On the subject of bread...

Comment by Doctor Lucky (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 11:29

Seriously, try some plain sourdough bread. It's one of the best things about fall/winter/spring, especially when you cut into inch-thick slices (toasting optional).

MAKE SOME BAGUETTES

Comment by Phil (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

MAKE SOME BAGUETTES

Puck - Student Chef

Comment by Puck (not verified) Sat, 02/20/2010 - 22:44

They'd have to buy a baguette pan to make baguettes - but they could make french bread in roll or epi form without one.

Baguette: SHAPE
French Bread: TYPE OF BREAD.

Yup. Informing the world. n____n

You will love the zucchini

Comment by jpic89 (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:03

You will love the zucchini bread. Spread a little cream cheese on it and it's even better. Also, it does not take a lot of zucchini to make it. Either use a very small zucchini, or be prepared to make a lot of bread.

Food Crimes Abound!

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 13:00

First Conrad tries to burn down the other apartment, then spaghetti in the sink, and now you stealing bread???

It's like the Agatha Christie food edition.

Zucchini Bread

Comment by Ananth Fri, 10/30/2009 - 15:45

Damn, you guys are ON about this zucchini bread! We will def try it the next we get the chance! :DD

zucchini bread

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 15:47

zucchini bread is DELICIOUS! You've got to make it! My mom sent one to my brother and his 25 temporary brothers at an activity, and out of all of them, only one person did not like it!

I should find my mom's herb

Comment by Maya (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 18:14

I should find my mom's herb bread recipe - très tasty. :)

We don't blame you, Ananth; bread just out of the oven is impossible to resist. Trufax. It's called the Fresh Effect.

Analogy time! Ananth :

Comment by Krimson (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 22:05

Analogy time!

Ananth : Freshly-baked bread :: Gonta : Speakers

Eh? EH?

Don't worry Ananth...

Comment by Carl J (not verified) Fri, 10/30/2009 - 23:23

... I would've failed that test, too. Fresh bread is so delicious, I just can't resist!

Oh my lord, you guys, if you

Comment by Sam (not verified) Sat, 10/31/2009 - 12:38

Oh my lord, you guys, if you make zucchini bread you should put some raisins in there too. My mom always made that for me when I was small, and it's still my favorite snacking bread. Mmmmmm.

Zucchini bread! If you eat

Comment by Anjel (not verified) Sat, 10/31/2009 - 14:06

Zucchini bread! If you eat it your head my explode into rainbows, I kid you not. Banana bread will result in the same but x2.

So, can anyone explain to me

Comment by Stephen (not verified) Sat, 10/31/2009 - 16:02

So, can anyone explain to me why this isn't titled "Caught Bread-Handed?"

Oh man, you're right!!

Comment by Ananth Sun, 11/01/2009 - 11:00

Oh man, you're right!! Dammit. 

I find it awesome how yuko

Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Sat, 10/31/2009 - 17:05

I find it awesome how yuko manages to put so much emotion in you and herself, considering that in the drawings, neither of your eyes are visible ever. And given we convey so much emotion through our eyes that's pretty wicked. Though yuko does have her glasses to use in place of eyes (I suppose this applies to john too), you have nothing, lol. I just find it interesting is all.

Mmm, the memories.

Comment by Jeremy (not verified) Sun, 11/01/2009 - 19:03

We used to have a bread maker. I remember one time we made pepperoni bread. Just white bread mix but we minced up about a cup of pepperoni and then baked it right in. It was great, take 2 slices of the bread and a slice of American cheese, stick it in the microwave for 15 seconds and you've got yourself a snack.

PUMPKIN BREAD

Comment by Jess (not verified) Sun, 11/01/2009 - 22:00

You guys should make pumpkin bread with chocolate chips in it. It's 38 kinds of wonderful, I swear.

Mmm... bread

Comment by Pimp Chickens (not verified) Mon, 11/02/2009 - 09:28

My family makes bread a lot without a breadmaker. We have the bread stone (or oven stone, I'm not 100% sure what it's called) and it is delicious. What we do is make a bunch of bread dough on Sunday and then you can have a loaf every day. And then by the end of the week, the dough that's left will make a bread with a nice sourdough taste to it.

I know I can't resist fresh bread either and will take a piece from it. However, if I'm ever in the room alone with fresh homemade GARLIC bread... that sucker will be gone.

OM NOM

Comment by Weeaboo-sensei (not verified) Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:51

Pretty sure that 'om' makes the comic.

Fresh baked bread is a terrible, terrible thing. Though I would recommend plain sweet bread (the bread kind, not the piggy kind). Not sure how it would turn out in a bread maker, but the culinary program in my school certainly abused its power over my computer science class.

Stupid Cuisinart!!

Comment by MissKacey (not verified) Tue, 11/03/2009 - 03:42

Our "top of the line" stainless steel Cuisinart bread maker only ever used to burn our bread. My Mom and I were too lazy to mail it back to Cuisinart so we just gave it to the Goodwill (now the poor person who has it has burn bread).

I miss making fresh bread but there's no way we'll ever buy another bread machine! I'll have to get a recipe book and do it the old fashioned way!

Ananth I totally understand eating the fresh bread!! ;)

Also this Pumpkin Bread recipe is amazing!
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Bread-IV/Detail.aspx

H-hey You guys better stop

Comment by Lin (not verified) Thu, 11/05/2009 - 20:05

H-hey

You guys better stop making comics about food.

Because really. This is getting ridiculous. I made curry when you mentioned curry. I made spaghetti when you mentioned spaghetti in the bathroom sink (odd, but true).

And now my kitchen is currently filled with the aroma of freshly baked early colonial bread.

Never before has a webcomic been so influential of my dietary habits.

This is going to sound

Comment by Maya (not verified) Thu, 11/19/2009 - 20:27

This is going to sound weird, but zucchini bread with cream cheese is delicious. I don't know why, but it works. Also I think I am Yuko's doppleganger. I'm half japanese, and if that's Yuko in the pix for the shirts, then we look...weirdly alike. My friends were freaking out about it, so I thought I'd let you know. You have a doppleganger in NYC.

So Basically

Comment by Sam (not verified) Tue, 06/08/2010 - 18:50

... So basically, Ananth was caught "bread-handed"?

Wordplay!

I was sad to find these are

Comment by Kuragari (not verified) Thu, 07/08/2010 - 19:22

I was sad to find these are no longer available. Neither are the Phoenix Down t-shirts. I am punished for being late to find out about the greatness of this comic :/

Bread

Comment by SMD (not verified) Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:04

If you want some good bread recipes i know a few, but..... i love the comic >:D