Sunday, January 15, 2012

Is Homemade Bread Cheaper? Um, Yeah!

Here is my take on a loaf of whole wheat bread... I don't know what it costs you at the day old store, but this is what a 2lb loaf made by me costs. 

1 1/2 cup warm water - free
1 tbsp vegetable oil - .04 
3 tbsp sugar - .01
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour .11
1 1/4 cups white flour .6
1/3 cup vital wheat gluten .10
1/2 tsp salt - $.01 
2 tsp dry yeast .10

total cost for 2lb fresh loaf is about $.43.... And this really surprised me too, since I had never taken the time to figure it out. It would be less for white bread, since you don't need to add the vital wheat gluten or the whole wheat flour, and I usually use less yeast.

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