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Old 05-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Is making bread cheaper?

I know it is healthier, but is it cheaper? I am considering grinding my own wheat and making my own bread.

Any suggestions on how do it as cheap as possible?

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i'd do a search on this fourm and also on the kitchen fourm. i know this has been asked before
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i'd do a search on this fourm and also on the kitchen fourm. i know this has been asked before
Thanks! I did some searching and found great info. I am not sure why I didn't search first!
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Re: Is making bread cheaper?

Making your own bread is much cheaper, and tastes better, and much healthier.....but it takes a lot of time (well, I guess that depends on how much bread you eat.
Before kids, I made bread all the time. Now it's just every now & then.
Why would you grind your own wheat? Just curious. Baking bread takes enough time, I can imagine grinding your own wheat.
Also, you can make a refrigerator dough recipe (more for rolls/buns), where you can make up a large amount of dough, then pull out the amount you want & set it to rise several hours before ready to bake. That can make it easier. You can use that same dough for sweet things, too.
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I grind my own grains for flour, but was only occasionally making yeast bread. After going to the store yesterday and getting bread "on sale" for $2, I am going to have to start making it all the time. I think if you are used to the higher quality/healthier breads then making it yourself if you buy your ingredients in large amounts at Costco or Sam's would be cost efficient. If you are used to the less expensive softer white or whitish type bread you will probably be better off just buying it with the cost of flour and the energy to bake it being as high as it is.
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We are getting a wood stove which looks like the old wooden cook stoves. So, once we get this I think I'll make my own bread as I will have a great way to raise the dough. I'll have to so some research as I knew it was cheaper but the price of wheat is going up so who knows.
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can you all share a good everyday bread recipe? may with whole wheat and or oatmeal flour?
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Re: Is making bread cheaper?

I love to make bread of all kinds. I don't do it much during the summer because of the heat. My new adventure in bread is bagels. I don't know about grinding my own wheat.
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Re: Is making bread cheaper?

We have a breadmaker. During the winter, we use it 4-5 times a week. Right now, it's more like 1-2 times.

DH (Head Cook) worked out that although it's not cheaper *per loaf*, we're getting much healthier bread for the same price as the cheap stuff that's filled with HFCS and preservatives. So in a way it is cheaper, and it's definitely cheaper than buying equivalent bread from the store. Now we've found some bulk food supply places for yeast and wholegrain flour, it's even better!
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