Everyone loves that smell of fresh baked bread, right? Well, I found a way to have that smell throughout my house while saving money at the same time!!
An awesomely awesome friend sent me a wonderful book called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a day. I use it ALL THE TIME! It really only takes a few minutes at a time to bake some of the yummiest bread!
Here are the basic items I use to bake the bread: containers, a dough mixer, and a baking stone. (I hear that you can get a large tile from a home improvement store instead of a baking stone, and that saves you even more money!) That’s it.
Money saved: 1 loaf of whole wheat store brand bread from my local HEB is $1.88 The cost of one batch of dough is around $2 (estimating here and that’s using the good King Arthur Flour too!). One batch of dough makes 4 loafs of bread, so that’s $0.50 per loaf. That’s a savings of $1.38 per loaf of bread.
Bonus: The book has a ton of recipes and methods for making pita bread, pizza crust, various pastries and much more!
Bonus part deux: I know exactly what’s going into my bread. There are no preservatives or any of that nasty processed stuff.
Yay for smelling bread and saving dough!