Friday, March 2, 2012

Frugal Friday

Our recent Label Reading foray into the nutritional odyssey that is our food source at the grocery store led us to decide that we needed to go back to baking our own bread.

We found High Fructose Corn Syrup, preservatives, artificial colors, dough conditioners, guar gum, and alot of mono-this or thats in the supposedly "healthy breads" at our local store.  We know that most of those ingredients are added for extending shelf life and making the bread look good, but I'm not crazy about ingesting things that I don't need.

Today, we made the best bread with only 4 ingredients: flour, water, salt, and yeast.

Before we baked it.

And it was good.   So good that we wiped out the loaf during lunch and didn't leave any for Dad and Luke.....sorry guys!

It was kind of a small loaf, but I was experimenting with an Artisan recipe for hard crusted loaves, and this one is a keeper.

And since loaves of bread are running anywhere from $1.99 on sale to over $4.00 a loaf, this is SUPER frugal and easy on the food budget. 

Tastes good..... Costs less..... Win/Win.   I'm in :-)

P.S. The recipe is from the Jan 2009 issue from Mother Earth News.  I never throw that magazine away!

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