Sometimes I find a product that I love and I have to share it with the world. Today is one of those days. I don’t do sponsored posts but every once in awhile I find something that makes me so happy that I just have to share the love. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post—it is just my own personal experience and love of the product.
And what is this product, you ask? Why it is the EZ Doh manual bread maker! Ginny (AKA The Loaf Lady) and Dave are the creators of this fabulous little device and I found out about them through my sister, Paula, who used to live in the small Ohio town where they live. She got one of these for my brother in law (he is usually the baker in the family these days) and I was intrigued. I was struck by the simplicity of it and decided to take the plunge and invest $39.95 in the purchase of one. (Click here to go to their website and view their video!)
I am hooked. Literally. While I am not a huge bread eater it has been fun to experiment with a variety of types of bread from the basic loaf to rolls to pizza dough. I am still learning but I have managed to get fairly good at it. The simplicity of it is genius. No huge machine to store or plug in. Just a bucket with a hand crank, convenient recipe printed on the outside, a few ingredients —let the bread making begin. Honestly–who does not love the smell of bread baking?
One of my bloggy friends, Katybeth from Odd Loves Company, posted that she had broken her Kitchenmaid mixer and I accused her of trying to mix too much bread dough in it and told her she needed an EZ Doh. Guess what? She bit and bought one (or rather—had her mother buy her one) and I think has had success with it. You will have to check with her but pretty sure she is happily baking loaves of wonderfulness in her kitchen as I write this.
So far I have been pretty successful in my efforts and have figured out what yeast and flour combination work best. I have learned to allow the rolls to rise a bit longer than I originally did. I have learned that 1 batch of pizza dough will make enough for 2 thinner crusts that we prefer over the thick crusts. I have learned that adding a bit more orange zest into the frosting of those lovely orange breakfast rolls make them even more scrumptious.
So tell me—what do you think? Could you get hooked on this product, too???
If you aren’t hungry after looking at this post I am surprised. If you are looking for a great gift for someone who loves to bake this might be a nice gift. It is so easy to use and clean and store that it is an obvious winner in my book. Hats off to Ginny and Dave—-plus they give a percentage of sales to charity so it fits right in with what I am all about here on It’s Just Life.
Don’t forget that I still have a giveaway going on for some nice things in honor of my 6 years of blogging. Click here to go to the post that will tell you what you win and what you need to do—easy contest—just leave a comment. Please feel free to share with friends!