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Home-Made Brotform

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Home-Made Brotform

So I was at Ikea last night and I saw they were selling bundles of willow canes for $5.99.  Being a big experimenter I figured I really needed to try my hand at this.  Besides at $30+each I could never afford to buy one.  So I just wondered, has anyone tried this? the canes they are selling are a bit brittle so I figre I need to soak them but all I know is if this works I will be VERY excited.  I will try to post some images as I start the project if anyone is interested.

 The best part of my day yesterday though, was ordering my KA Pro-600 for $269 new from Amazon I got in just in time as they are listed at $339 lowest price now.  The tracking said I will be receiving it tomorrow which seems strange since I picked Super Saver free shipping but I figure mabye with something this expensive mabye that is free.

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Here's a post from a while ago. There are a few others, one made with plastic tubing! Use the search box and you'll find them. This one was particularly well done. You have to scroll down to a post by tomsbread on 2-24-07.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/289/brotforms#comment-8107

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Well I did get the mixer I can't believe I ordered it Tue. morning and recieved it Wed. afternoon and from Amazon the shipping was free.  And to boot I paid $269!!! I used it for the first time today on Cooks Illustrated's Country Bread which is a bread that almost burned out the motor on my KA Artisian mixer.  It is the best loaf I made of that bread although I did burn the crust a little.  I do really enjoy the spiral hook though and of course the LARGE mixing bowl.  I may actually be able tu use the Silverton book now as most of the good recipes require a 5qt. or better mixer.