So this afternoon, I baked my first loaf of bread. I took the picture while it was cooling - and right now, I'm munching on a slice while typing this post. Yum!! I haven't figured out the cost of the ingredients that went into my little loaf here yet, but I'm pretty sure from what I've read elsewhere that even using organic flour like I did, the cost per loaf is much less than what we've been paying at the bakery where we normally get our bread. And since I don't need to pay for gas to get to the bakery, I imagine it won't take too many afternoons of baking before I make up the cost of the used machine. All good!
Now, I just need to find a good source for local flour... any ideas?