A few months ago I decided to try my hand a baking a loaf of bread…hmm…not bad. Then I tried to go back to store bought bread…Bleah! Next, I bought The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. A couple of recipes didn’t work so I Googled for an errata sheet and found her blog http://www.realbakingwithrose.com (how cool!).
One of the tools that Ms. Beranbaum recommended for baking was a good instant read thermometer–a Thermapen. It’s $85! That’s a lot of bread.Â Luckily on her blog I discovered she had found a thermometer for under $20 that worked almost as well–CDN Pro Accurate„ Quick Tip„ Digital Cooking Thermometer on a Rope Model Q2-450. Perfect.