Homemade Bread

United States
January 8, 2007 12:10pm CST
Cost, about 50 cents for 2 loaves. How much more economical can you get with that? After breakfast I started 2 loaves of homemade bread. I can no longer knead bread due to having carpal tunnel in my wrists. The repetitive motion causes it to flare up. I use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients together and to do the kneading as well. The dough has risen for over an hour now and is ready to punch down and form into loaves for baking. After the loaves have doubled in size, they will be ready for the oven. I can almost smell the aroma of the loaves baking now.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I love homeade bread. Sourdough is my favorite. I have a starter that I'm doing for Amish Cinnamon bread and it's very yummy. I did a sourdough bread starter one time and it was so good. I wish I could find another one of those.
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@classy56 (2882)
• United States
8 Jan 07
can you give me the recepie for the amish cinn.bread.pls i dont have any receipe for homemade bread an i love to bake.you made your homemade bread sound so good!
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Yes, please share your recipe. Thank you!
• United States
8 Jan 07
Could you please post or e-mail me your recipe?
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I make it all the time. I do it by hand, or I use the bread maker. Nothing smells better than bread baking in the oven. Especially on a cold day. I also like to experiment with herbs and nuts and fruits.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I love to experiment with herbs and such. I did end up putting poppy seed on one of the loaves. I wanted to make cinnamon raisin, but maybe tomorrow.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Honey, have you ever made bagels? Or biscuits? Thanks for the ratings, appreciate it.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I make biscuits, but have never tried bagels. I should because hubby loves them.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Here is a recipe for Honey Wheat Bread using a bread machine. I like making it that way so I don't have to heat up the house with the oven and I don't have to knead it or worry about it. My sister uses this recipe all the time.. it's her favorite. She never buys bread anymore, she always makes it in her bread machine or oven. Honey Wheat Bread.. for Bread Machines. Ingredient List: * 1.25 cup of water * 3 tablespoons honey * 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened * 2 cups Whole Wheat flour * 1.5 cup bread machine flour * 1.5 teaspoon salt * 2 teaspoons regular active dry yeast OR * 1.75 teaspoons bread machine or quick-acting active dry yeast Bake on Whole Wheat cycle Yumm, I am getting hungry just reading about fresh bread..lol
• United States
9 Jan 07
I love wheat bread. Hubby prefers white, but I added wheat germ to the batter and he never noticed.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Hehehe that's a good trick isn't it? I do things like that all the time.
9 Jan 07
I agree there is nothing like simple homemade bread... my husband and I has started baking recently and we are totally enjoying it. Our 2nd attempt on baking bread was much better compared to the rock-hard first attempt... what a laugh! It is fun and it is good to eat... also gratifying when it turns out well.
• United States
9 Jan 07
Congratulations! Glad that you didn't give up after the first try.
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
8 Jan 07
You know, this may sound silly, but I was raised Morman and that was the first thing that I learned how to bake. They did a class at church for all the young women and taught us how to make Morman white bread. You know we are suppose to cook and clean and stay 3 steps behind our husbands? JUST KIDDING!! I don't want to be bombarded with nasty emails! I still make it now and my husband just gobbles it up. I think that was the best cooking class that I've ever taken.
• United States
8 Jan 07
I thought I would have to blockade the kitchen to keep my husband from getting near the warm loaves. He did good.
@rick615 (413)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I love to make bread as well. I also make cinnamon rolls and bread braids. However, you are not correct about the cost. for me, it is not the cost of the ingredients that force me to make bread only once in a blue moon; it is the cost of my time to make bread. It is a significant investment and as I have other things to do, baking sometimes takes a back seat. Or bread takes a back seat to cookies.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
When you break down the cost of the flour to be about 25cents worth when you buy discount flour and the yeast at another 25cents....it is correct. I buy at scratch and dent stores and discount stores.
@shywolf (4519)
• United States
8 Jan 07
yummy bread - yummy bread
Ooh, homemade bread is wonderful!^_^ I can't believe how cheaply you made it, as well!^_^ I am so sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel:/ I worry about that myself because I spend so much time typing on the computer:/ I'm glad that you have another way to knead the bread so that you can still make such a wonderful addition to your meals!^_^ Thank you again for all of the economical suggestions!^_^
• United States
8 Jan 07
I would attempt to knead the bread without the help of the machine, but everytime I do my wrists are in pain.
• Germany
10 Jan 07
Yes it costs less and tastes well. But I am living alone and dont have time to do this. Therefore, although I dont like, I go for ready made one. As far as cost is concerned its not that costly.
@micheller (1365)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I love home made bread. It is so much better in taste than the bread that you buy at the store. I wish I had the time to make my own bread.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Good for you! I love homemade bread. Almost all of ours I make as we have dietary sensitivites with things containing preservatives...We usually have bread making day on the weekend and make a weeks worth. It always smells so yummy. I love that first piece still warm from the overn..Emmm.
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@Bevsue (251)
• United States
9 Jan 07
H'mm... I am going to have to rethink things here. Last time I bought a loaf of bread at the supermarket it was $2.89. I tried making bread a few years ago when it was cheaper and decided that it was too much trouble for the little savings. That has changed, hasn't it?
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• Philippines
9 Jan 07
thats really cheap. share me your ingredients. i want to try that bread. thanks.
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@katprice (807)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Gee, I wonder why you have carpal tunnel syndrome...(giggle!) I have a bread maker and try as I might, I cannot get the bread to rise up like it used to. I haven't changed any of the ingredients or the procedure, yet all I'm getting lately are tan-colored bricks. Perhaps my breadmaker is broken, I don't know. I do enjoy the taste and cost-effectiveness of homemade bread, though.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I'm glad you still feel like kneading bread. My bread machine kneads the bread. Laugh
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
9 Jan 07
Yep i agree with u after all home-made has disntinct aroma and sense of love attached with it ,also providing the goal of economical and originality rather than trying synthetic yeast manufactured breads!!!!! Kudos to ur hard-work......
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@profclark (512)
• United States
9 Jan 07
You've got me shopping for a bread machine now...:)
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@thekiwi (588)
• United States
9 Jan 07
My grandmother use to make homemade bread! I enjoyed it but we couldnt find a sharp knife to cut the bread, so it would always be squashed homemade bread :) all n all it was still yummy!
@tba123 (457)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel. We absolutely love homemade bread. Especially when it's right out of the oven and we top it with butter. Yummmy! The smell of homemade is almost as good as the taste. A loaf wouldn't last any time around here. Unfortunately it seems we never have time to cook it. Will have to try some of the frozen dough some of the posters have commented about.
• United States
8 Jan 07
contrary to how easy it sounds....a lot of people don't have time for baking bread at home....meanwhile some breads in the market are an excellent alternative...especially since there are so many kinds of them.....
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
8 Jan 07
I use a breadmaker (Being a man and lazy ;-)) But all that you need to do is to fill it and turn it on.