If you missed the bread-making boom early on in the pandemic, it’s not too late to get into baking your own loaves. In fact, now that we’re nine months into quarantine and facing a secluded indoor winter, this just might be the perfect time to get started. A lot of the ingredients that were out of stock back in March and April, like yeast and flour, are now easier to buy, and we found a sale on a handy gadget — this Amazon-reviewer-favorite bread maker — to jumpstart your new hobby. One happy buyer writes that the machine is “quick, easy, and convenient,” and always turns out “tasty and satisfying” loaves. It even has a gluten-free setting if that’s your style. So get a head start on the sourdough second wave before bread makers become impossible to find in-stock (let alone on-sale) again.
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