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    Default Do you bake homemade bread?

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    While it might be easier to just run to the store for a loaf of bread, you should consider making it yourself at home. Not only will you save some money, but you have complete control over the ingredients you do (or don’t) use. Plus, nothing beats the taste of homemade bread! Keep reading to receive some tips for making bread at home. How to Make Your Own Bread at Home
    If I close my eyes, I can still remember the smell of bread baking in the oven when I was a child. My mother used to make the most amazing clover leag buns.

    Do you bake homemade bread? Do you have any favorite recipes?
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    You can't go wrong with anything from the King Arthur site. This is my favorite https://www.kingarthurflour.com/reci...d-bread-recipe.

    Bread takes patience. You have to let it rest, rise, bake, and cool and it takes hours. It's not like making brownies or cupcakes where you're eating them an hour after you start.
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    I usually bake buns from a recipe I found here on FV. It's become my go-to and I've modified it over the years to help meet healthier eating guidelines.

    I also make an English muffin bread in the micro that's very easy and much cheaper than buying muffins. It's so easy I recently informed Husby he was on his own making it, because bread is a trigger food for me so I try to avoid it. All he has to do is mix the ingredients and pour into a greased glass pan.

    It used to be harder to bake bread since our house is kinda cold in winter, but we got a new stove with a bread proof setting a couple years ago and it's made a big difference.

    Having a good mixer made a big difference, too.

    I agree about King Arthur Flour's recipes. I have two 500+-page cookbooks and they're great. So is their website which also has tons of recipes. Highly recommend. Between the three, I've found a lot of great recipes.

    Nothing like fresh bread. We rarely buy any bread anymore.

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    I make almost all of our breads now since moving to Hawaii as the cheapest loaf of bread is $3 the good stuff is over $6 a loaf.
    I do cheat and mix it in the bread machine but bake it in the oven. We don’t like the shape of loaf from the machine.
    I have been experimenting with recipes. Found a good French bread recipe but still working on a a few more to find the perfect one.

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    DG, check out recipes on the King Arthur Flour website. It really is a wonderful resource with recipes for everything you can imagine and lots of good advice, too. KAF has been in business over 200 years, so if they don't know something about baking bread, it's probably not worth knowing. 😎

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    It's true as CH says, that bread does take a long time, relatively speaking. But there isn't much hands-on time. You have to be around at key moments, but mostly you can be doing other things in between those moments. I know those responding on this thread know this, but for those who might be lurking who don't, I just want to point that out. Making bread isn't as difficult as it might seem, and it can save significant money and provide a better product.

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    My wife uses a bread machine that makes square loaves (unlike my mother's round loaves). She only does this because she has Celiac Disease, and store-bought gluten-free loaves are expensive and not very good. We don't eat a whole lot of bread though, so it's only once a month or two.

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    Yes, I bake bread. I generally use a recipe from Fleischmann's yeast bread book and mix it in the food processor w/ plastic dough blade. It has a significant amount of yeast and rises fast. The whole process takes about 3-3.5 hours. I also have a bread machine but don't like that result as much.

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    I bake some, buy some . . . I make rolls , biscuits, Cuban bread, poor man's bread, skillet bread. I don't make a lot of sandwich bread as I can buy it at the bread outlet cheaper than I can make it mostly.

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    I only use my bread machine to mix the sandwich buns I make. When it goes, I won't replace it. I got the bread machine and years later the KA mixer, so don't really need the bread machine anymore.

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