If you are buying the ingredients to make just one loaf of bread, it can get more expensive than just buying the preservative-laden unhealthy stuff. BUT if you plan on making your own bread a lot, it would really benefit you to buy flour and yeast in bulk. I buy 50 lb. bags of flour for 17.00 and yeast for $5/lb. I can get a LOT of bread out of those two things, with just a bit of salt/sugar/oil added, and I can even add my own things like flaxseed, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, etc. I figured it out once, and with today's prices it cost me less than 50 cents a loaf for the ingredients to make my bread. I use my bread machine to make the dough and then shape it myself and let it rise and bake in a regular bread pan. I usually have to make more than one loaf because my family will wolf down a whole loaf in an afternoon. I'm happy to share my recipes if you are interested!
at 8:44 PM on Apr. 26, 2009