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Christmas List Ideas!!

Toriorioria's picture

Christmas List Ideas!!

Hi Everyone! 

Ive got friends asking for Christmas gift ideas. I’ve already dabbled in sourdough baking but my goal for next eat is to bake a new bread every week. Doesn’t have to be a loaf, could be croissants or english muffins, but something bread and yeast related! 

Ive got bannetons, a lame, cloche, baking stone and the linen cloth. 

Any suggestions for quirky or cool present ideas to give people? 

Maybe some specialist tins or equipment? 

Thanks guys! 

gillpugh's picture
  •  broad and Taylor. Proofing cabinet
  • Thermapen
  • Kd8000 scale
  • cotton bread bag
  • bread maker apprentice book. 
Danni3ll3's picture

Scrapers, bowl covers, screens to sift out bran or dust your bannetons, cambro buckets with lids (I love my 4 and 6 quart buckets), baguette trays, lava rocks for steam, Dutch ovens, linen couches. 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

dishtowels.  Large ones!   And how about assorted baskets?   

I have all my baking goodies on a 3 tier roll out rack that rolls into a closet and hides behind a curtain between bakes.    Cooking mitts.  Cooling racks.  Spring form pans.  Lots of hooks for hanging on equipment and a bucket for utensils.

BethJ's picture

...and a bread box.

MontBaybaker's picture

All the above.  Just bought myself an early gift of a long clay baker (15" x 5") for lots of even slices for us and the neighbors with kids.  Used that KA free shipping because I needed 2 small items that would cost too much without it.  Breadtopia also makes a good long baker.   Love my KD8000 (8 months old).  MyWeigh provides excellent customer service (issues go through them, not Amazon or other vendors).  30-year warranty.  No-hassle return (they don't fuss with parts, just send a new scale for whatever reason). 

Oh, I love the StarPack silicone spatulas (Amazon); best I've ever tried.  They're one-piece, have a steel core and don't bend; my first set is 3 years old, gets used daily, and looks new (hand-washed, but DW safe and no BPA).  You can also sign up to be a new product tester  Have fun shopping!.