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Originally Posted by isosmom
I'm in. Dd kneads ( :LOL get it?) a snack right now, but I'll be back.
I would love to start an all bread thread seeing as how I'm kind of a newbie to the whole bread makig=ng.
But I know it costs a lot less to make your own than buy it.
I don't know about an $11 loaf! Are you kidding me???
Originally Posted by captain optimism
I am not sure why you think bread flour is less healthful, bellee. It's just a slightly higher-gluten flour. If you want to, you can buy whole-grain bread flour that also has a higher gluten content.
Originally Posted by marilynmama
I am also a breadmaker, I love to make bread I really have no tips from what the others have said but once you make a really good loaf of bread *that* is when things start happening. For the longest time everytime I tried to make bread something went wrong....didn't rise, too doughy, burnt, too dense, whatever.
I think you need to work with someone who is good at making bread so you can see and most importantly touch what good dough and bread is like...once you can know it by touch that is all you need to be a great breadmaker IMO. You eventually will just "know" when it's all coming along right.
I really don't know if its cost effective to make your own or not, but its sooo much better for you and better tasting right? It really just depends on your ingrediants (organic, etc) and how much you want to spend like someone else mentioned.
I still would like to make a sourdough, that is one bread I have never tried to make and it intimidates me for some reason.
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