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Bread Spoons: Measuring Utensils That Make The Perfect Loaf

09/10/2012 08:58 am ET | Updated Oct 18, 2012

Unless you're a fairly skilled baker (or have a bread machine), making a loaf of bread can be a bit intimidating. It's understandable; bread is mysterious. How can something made up of five simple ingredients become a product so great that drug dealers mend their criminal ways for it? It's that mysterious quality which makes us anxious. And anxiety makes bad bread.

But there's a solution, and it comes in the form of a spoon. Five of them, to be exact. These five spoons are made to measure the precise quantities of flour, oil, water, sugar and yeast that you need to make a perfect loaf. No need for a digital scale. No need for recipes. Just five spoons and five ingredients.

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But alas, these spoons are not for sale at your local Target; they can't even be found on Amazon. These bread spoons were designed by Niels Datema while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He made them with ceramic bowls and wooden handles, each cleanly labeled for its corresponding ingredient. If you don't want to try making your own version of his, dare we say, genius baking invention, you could reach out to the designer and see if he's got any for sale.

Next time you make bread, try making these fun shapes.

Cute Shaped Bread Recipes

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