Hello! I have decided to start letting you all know (just in case you haven’t set down to do the math yourself) of making some things homemade. Somethings it is more expensive to make homemade, but a lot of times it really pays off with making it yourself.
Today I am going to do the math for you when it comes to making bread. There are so many different options out there for ingredients, but I am going to choose two recipes that I make weekly and show you the cost of those recipes.
These are the ingredients and the prices that I bought them for, therefore what I am basing my information on. If I have made a huge mistake please let me know
I will admit that King Arthur Flour is my favorite. It is really expensive in comparison to others, but it bakes really well, and they don’t bleach any of their flours. It comes in Bread Flour, White Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and All Purpose Flour. So when I have wiggle room in my budget I grab a bag of it.
Okay. Whether you wanted to know all of this or not here it goes…
$0.56 for honey (1/4 cup)
$0.31 for butter (4 Tbs)
$0.29 for yeast (1 1/2 Tbs)
$0.05 for salt (1 1/2 tsp)
$0.63 for Gold Medal Flour OR $1.44 for King Arthur Flour (5 3/4 cups)
Total for 2 loaves of bread made with Gold Medal Flour = $1.84 OR $0.92 per loaf.
Total for 2 loaves of bread made with King Arthur Flour = $3.05 OR $1.52 per loaf.
So cheap, right?!?!?!
Okay, now for Homemade Crusty Bread:
$0.14 for yeast (3/4 Tbs)
$0.04 for salt (3/4 Tbs)
$0.41 for Gold Medal Flour OR $0.94 for King Arthur Flour
Total for 1 loaf of bread made with Gold Medal Flour = $0.59 a loaf
Total for 1 loaf of bread made with King Arthur Flour = $1.48 a loaf
Isn’t it amazing?!?!
Hope this can encourage you to start making your own bread! Even if there is only two or three living in a home, you can make 2 loaves and freeze one. When you are about out of the first loaf, take out the second one and set it out to unfreeze. Still tastes delicious!