Over the weekend, I made Challah bread:
So I'm left with the question of whether making your own bread is cost effective. I bought enough yeast for $4 at BJ's to last what I think will be a lifetime (I think there is enough to make 120 loafs in the package). I buy 10 lbs packages of flour at BJ's for $4.99. Then you have to add in the eggs and butter if the recipe calls for it. I guess overall, it is cost effective and if you do it right, can taste pretty decent. Some of the more "artsy" breads at bakeries are pretty expensive. You know - $4-$6 a loaf. So we'll see. Nothing can replace generic sandwich bread in my opinion. And we really don't buy "artsy" bread - so I'm really not "saving" money. I guess I just want my hips to grow really quickly. The cold weather does that to a woman.
This post is partially inspired by the group challenge Precious started at Frugal Makes Cents.