Tata Bread


My parents gave me a breadmaking machine for Christmas. Cara used to be BreadMaster but now that she’s moved back to the States, I’ve taken over baking duties. It’s seems fitting to have the house filled with the aroma of fresh bread, as the workshop that is now crammed with bikes was once a bakery for the railway workers who lived in this part of Totterdown.

Howard, who joined us on one of our early tours, found what’s apparently a very fancy toaster in a skip. He coaxed it back to life and proffered it as a house warming gift. Clearly traumatized by the Indian Driving Experience, he also laid his hands on a Tata truck badge and soldered it to the toaster, voodoo-style. It works a treat, and can megatoast six thick slides at once, providing perfect quantities for post winter rides. It seems apt to, for as Katie pointed out, six is the average number of locals in every (small) car in India.



4 Responses to “Tata Bread”

  1. 1 Messenger of Doom January 28, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Bah, breadmakers take all the fun out of making bread :@

    Very convenient for the non-enthusiast though.

  2. 2 otbiking January 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    hi MoD, sounds like something howard would say. yeah, not particularly soulful breakmaking but you know, it still tastes damn good and it does mean that I actually do it. maybe I’ll progress to getting my hands dirty sometime.

  3. 3 Messenger of Doom January 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Of course – sometimes I would love the convenience of a breadmaker. Especially after a very long day at work; when every muscle in your body is aching, the last thing you want to do is knead bread and then wait for it to rise. Having a breadmaker with a timer allows you to have freshly made bread waiting for you when you wake up or when you get back from work – instant carbs!

  4. 4 otbiking January 29, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    the timer is clever. this one has a little trapdoor that throws hapless raisins into the dough in the middle of the night. we mix in an egg too so it’s nice and tacky. out pops a fruit loaf in the morning. yes, great riding food.

    I look forward to you opening your pub… I think, though I’m not sure, that the Cycle Inn was run by Robin Thorn, who now presides over SJS Cycles, which is next door.

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