I've baked two loaves of spelt bread in this, one last night, one today, and they taste great. They're the same kind of texture as whole wheat bread, well, maybe the air pockets are a little bit bigger, but they're the best spelt bread I've ever tasted. DD loves them and she's a bit picky. DH said that they're edible and he NEVER likes anything but wonderbread white.
I'm geeking out over a machine that makes piping hot, fresh, delicious bread <i>for</i> me. I'm on cloud nine.
It also does batter bread (banana, zucchini) and a buch of other nifty things. I've got quite a few black bananas in the freezer, I'll have to try out that feature soon.
I know that making bread yourself is supposed to be some cosmically significant and spiritually grounding thing, but let's face it. My bread making skills suck. I've tried and tried and tried and I make great pastries, great quickbreads, great cakes, pies, etc. I cannot for the life of me, bake bread. And it doesn't help that I am trying to bake with non-wheat breads. I've tried sourdough. I've tried spelt. I've tried rice flour. I've tried different cookbooks. It just doesn't work for me, I don't have that vibe or something. I wanted to, I tried, nada.
So I'm using the soul-sucking machine. Yay!
Next loaf: cinnamon raisin!