Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bread making on board

The Lekue Bread Maker & Tovolo Dough Whisk

Nothing goes better with freshly caught Dungeness Crab than freshly baked bread.  Much of this blog has focused on catching crab, so it only seems logical to now talk about baking bread on board.  I am not the expert on the bread part; I am more the "hunter gatherer", I search for the crab and gather cool galley gadgets for Cindy to try so that I can sample the end product.

Cindy really likes the Lekue Bread Maker.   This is a silicone mixing bowl & baking pan, all in one.  You open the soft silicone bowl, mix the ingredients, let it rise, knead, and bake all in the same vessel.  It makes bread making a single pot meal!  Less to wash, easy in the galley.

We have been using the Lekue both on board and at home since last summer; I wanted to be thorough for this sea trial so I had Cindy bake a lot...  It makes a nicely sized loaf, about the size of a small football.  The crust is wonderful both top and bottom.   It is perfectly sized for a boat oven.

Available from Amazon.  About $35.  

A complimentary product might be the Tovolo Dough Whisk.  This whisk is used to mix the wet and dry ingredients in bread dough, pancake & cake mixes, etc.  It can whisk, cut the dough and scrape a bowl edge.

We have not tried this item but it was suggested by a friend.  All stainless construction and cheap at $10.  At Amazon and other retailers.   Cindy's latest gadget arrives later this week.

Update:  The Whisk arrived and Cindy loves it.  She said it worked great and it is a keeper.