Friday

French Bread Glass Roll


I love to "Bake Bread" and for quite a while I've been searching for a "French Bread Maker"....
After going "On Line" and searching the better department stores, this past weekend I walked into a busy
"Garage Sale", and  "There it was".. just sitting on a table, way back inside the garage, "Waiting for me"....
At first I thought it was going to be a bit more money than I wanted to pay. They are in the $40.00 range in the better stores..

I was watching a woman looking it over.. then putting it down... then another woman came upon it. 

I crept closer and finally had my turn. I squirmed between a few other women,  saw the price tag and snatched it as fast as I could...
$3.00
Yes, that is what the tag said  "Three Dollars"
"Sold"


If you have never worked with one of these little charmers, you must give it a try!
Mine broke a few years ago and I was never able to replace it.


First you make your favorite bread recipe, let it rise the first time in a bowl, then you butter the glass tube, dust with corn meal and insert the bread dough into it.






Yes, you make the bread dough as you normally would... kneed, rise, punch down, then place it into the tube and let rise "in the tube". When I looked at it after the hour of 'rising', it was sticking out both sides. I did cut off the extra and rolled again  into a loaf pan for a second loaf to bake. (I put too much dough into the tube).



The tube then sets into the 'wire rack' that comes with it.... Bake as you would for normal bread on the center rack, in the oven.
The best part... it was only "$3.00"

Sorry to say, the bread that was baked into my 'Never used Bread Tube"    Yes it was never used. The lady said, "Her daughter bought it for here as a gift and she does not like to bake!  My gain!
The bread I made... Well, I took the bread out of the tube, placed it on a wire rack to cool, then I ran to the store only to come home to find "Mr. Neither" had eaten the majority of it. He is addicted to 'Fresh Baked Bread".  So, I'll have to bake another, and show you the results another time. Besides, this is about "My Garage Sale Find" for the week, not the bread.



           
It even had the original instructions with it!
Wonder what I'll find this week?

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16 comments:

Debbie said...

AWESOME! I like to eat bread, not bake it...never tried to be honest. What a neat little thing, and it was so meant to be that you found another one! Thanks for joining in on the party! Have fun....Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that little thing. I have seen them but never baked in one before. Love some home made bread!! So happy you found one to replace yours and only $3 smiles all around!

Granny J said...

It's great that you found it. Guess it passed the test if your guy ate the most of it. lol

Kathleen said...

Cool! I have never seen one! What a great price! Now I will be looking for another gadget to clutter my closet! Please make another loaf of bread and show us!

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Hi Sandy!
What a neat find! I have always wanted to try breadmaking, but I'm like you... I enjoy the wonders of doing too and it just hasn't made it to the top of my list of thing to try... YET...THANKS so much for your nice comment about my gardens and for following me too!
See you again...
Dandelion Wishes,
Deb~

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

I've baked in a clay flower pot but never a glass tube. I love the idea! Congrats on your great find!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've never seen one of those. I'll have to look for one. What a neat gadget. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

A 2 Z said...

Hi Sandy,

What a find! I never heard of it but it sounds like fun to bake in a tube. Looks like someone loved it a bit too much LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Karie said...

I use to have one of those. They are handy little bread bakers. .
Like your blog.

Debbie said...

When I find an obscure item that I had been looking for at a garage sale, it just makes my day. I call it a "God thing".

That's what I think yours was. I love stories like this.

I would have jumped up and down.

I'll enjoy seeing some baked bread if you can keep the prying hands off of it.

Life in Rehab said...

Let us know how the bread turns out!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just visiting from debbiedoos party! I have never heard of such a thing. I can just smell it baking now!! Yum! What a bargain, too!

Gayle said...

How cool is that? Both the gadget and the price.

Charlotte said...

I have never seen one of these but I will be looking now!

Steph said...

I would love one of those, especially after such a great testemonial Great find and great price. Too cute about your hubby eating it before the photo op.

Faith said...

I never knew. I will have to look for one of these. We like french bread here. Thanks for the info.I will be looking for one of these.