I’m no master baker. I’m putting that first because I don’t want you getting the wrong idea.
In fact, I’m not a baker at all.
It’s true that at home we typically cook almost every meal from basic ingredients. That’s a lifestyle habit that predates any attempt to be healthy or save money. It’s just the way my wife and I were brought up.
But bread is one of those things that, for the longest time, I never even imagined I would get anywhere other than a supermarket or a bakery.
And yet now I bake bread for the family two or three times a week. Without a machine to do it for me.
I have no idea how much I save by doing this, because again: It’s not a financially-motivated decision. I’m sure it does save money though. That’s like a perk on top of the fact that we get to eat fresh bread.