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Homemade is Money Saved: Bread

Why spend money on store-bought bread when you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price?

These homemade breads taste just like, if not better, than versions you would find in the bread aisle at your local grocery store. But don't take our word for it--check out the rave reviews from Allrecipes Community Members!

Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls

Submitted By: SEEFREE

Rave Review: "This is an awesome recipe! I followed the recipe, but instead of rolling out the dough I rolled small amounts with floured hands and placed the dough balls on the baking stone. I let them rise for an hour and baked at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Came out great! I made these rolls as a protest to the increased bread prices. My family loves these rolls and we use them for all sandwiches. Thanks so much!"


Honey Wheat Bread I

Submitted By: Kristin Zaharias

Rave Review: "I'm in my eighth month now of making my own yeast breads. For a sandwich bread, this is hands down the best recipe I have tried out of about eight or nine now. As others recommended, I subbed olive oil for the shortening. I also threw in about two tablespoons of wheat bran. It was pretty easy to make, but like most yeast breads, time consuming. But so worth it. Delicious. Husband, who always likes my breads but has recently confessed to missing Wonder Bread (or whatever brand) around, says that's no longer an issue. This bread is perfect for sandwiches and toast. Tastes great. Excellent texture. My compliments and gratitude to the person who shared this wonderful recipe with us."


Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Submitted By: Kathy Nowell

Rave Review: "With rising food costs, I've begun making our bread instead of buying it and this is now our staple bread. I also took other reviewers advice and used two cups whole wheat and one cup bread flour, used one teaspoon of salt, and two tablespoons of melted butter instead of the oil. I use one quarter of a cup of agave syrup instead of honey because it has a lower glycemic index. Works great in our bread machine and the hubby and I can't resist a slice or two as soon as it comes out."

--Shef W

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Submitted By: BLCHRISMAN

Rave Review: "Ha! And I always thought I needed a bread machine to make bread! This is my new favorite recipe and I can't wait to make it again. I followed the recipe to a T, used a can of Budweiser, and it turned out fantastic. I can already tell that I'm going to save a fortune on bread (good rolls cost 50 cents apiece at the grocery store!). My next mission is to figure out how to get it a bit less crumbly so I can use it with sandwiches. Thanks so much for this recipe!!"


Oct. 16, 2009 9:18 pm
Thanks for the recipes. Bread can be made in bulk and frozen.
Oct. 29, 2009 3:21 pm
Beer bread usually is pretty crumbly, like a soda bread or a corn bread loaf. You should try a yeast bread like one of the others on this page if you want one to use for sandwiches. I also recommend trying your breads without using a bread machine, or at least baking them in the oven. You can have much more control that way and you'll get a better crust.
mary mackay 
Nov. 12, 2009 12:26 pm
I use my food processer to "kneed" the bread. Basic recepie 1Tbsp yeast,1Tbsp honey, 1/2warm water soften. In processer 3C flour 1tsp salt 1Tbsp oil 3/4C warm water any mix of flour canadd extra water or flour as needed. Gluten flour wil make bread less crumbly.
Jan. 8, 2010 8:19 am
looking for a recipe for low calorie white bread
Feb. 19, 2010 4:32 pm
I have an Hitachi bread maker that I have had for over 20 years. I'm getting to where I don't want to use it any longer because sometime the bread will rise and more oftn it don't. I have bought new yeast and it seem's not to make a differents. I'm at my witttts end. Looking for some suggestion on what I might try next. I do hate to throw it away.
Feb. 24, 2010 9:03 am
Making bread at home is always a relaxing and comforting task for me. For a good yeast free bread mix 3cups flour, 3tbsp sugar, 1tbsp baking powder, 1tsp salt, 1/2tsp baking soda, and 12oz liquid (beer,tea,or even plain old water) mix well and dump batter into greased 9x5 loaf pan and bake @375 for 45-50 minutes. The crust is very crunchy but softens the longer it sits.
Carol V. 
Feb. 27, 2010 10:39 am
I started making my own bread in August, 2009. I was disappointed that every commercially made bread has high fructose corn syrup in it! I regularly make the Honey Wheat Bread ll. It is very good!!
Jun. 16, 2010 3:29 pm
I've been making bread for my family for years and was getting tired of the same recipes. On Allrecipes.com I found so many new bread recipes to try, my family can't wait to see what new bread I'm going to make. They're all so good!
Jul. 31, 2010 5:44 pm
The Honey Wheat Bread is so mmm delicious. I use only whole wheat flour and add 1 Tablespoon of Gluten per cup of flour for the elasticity that the whole wheat flour doesn't have. I use 1/3 cup of honey. If you use evaporated milk the crumb is finer. This bread is a joy to make and very economical as well.
Aug. 28, 2010 9:13 am
i love my machine i woke up with the sent of homemade bread in the machine .i should use on the box also a alarm clock because is was so yummy smelling
Aug. 28, 2010 9:32 am
i dont mind the shape the bread make or the crust it has just trim away and perfect for panini awesome i got to slow down because it so filling like it should be well i h ope many of you feel the same as i do i'm starting a bread machine chat room on yahoo just for this
countrygirl 131 
Sep. 11, 2010 7:26 pm
Can't beat homemade bread !! i don't use a bread machine and hope i'll be able to use my hands for a long time to come. i enjoy making and eating the many great recipes. countrygirl 131
Sep. 11, 2010 7:35 pm
Thank you Jaime Stewart! This recipe is simple, and wonderful! I hate working with yeast, so I love it!
Sep. 20, 2010 8:05 pm
Thank you all for your hints and shortcuts; I have been making bread by hand for a very long time. I am looking forward to trying all of these new recipes.
Sep. 21, 2010 8:04 pm
I bought my bread maker at a garage sale, it looked brand new, it was 10$! I absolutely love it, start a loaf almost every morning while I wait for my coffee to brew. Who knew it would be so easy and so good.
Sep. 27, 2010 6:37 pm
I am looking at all the bread recipes,I cant wait to start making bread in machine and by hand,by the way ive had my machine for five years,and never used it yet,it will get a work out now.sept.27,2010
Oct. 8, 2010 6:42 am
My bread machine recipe book has made bland, dry, bread over and over... any great recipe suggestions would be appreciated, especially tried and true white and rye recipes.
Jan. 14, 2011 4:39 pm
The most satisfying thing about bread making is kneeding, punching down and shaping the dough. No machine for this cooking and baking girl!
Jan. 18, 2011 6:28 pm
More power to those who shun the bread machine and like to knead and punch the bread dough themselves. For those of us with arthritic hands, though, the dough cycle on the bread machine makes it possible for us to enjoy home baked breads without the aching hands that used to follow. Not to mention the fantastic time savings. Can't wait to try more of these recipes. Thanks, all.
Mar. 5, 2011 8:55 pm
I love new bread receipes. also hate bread machines. i have a Kitchenaid mixer that does everything except shaping. It is great for those with stiff fingers.
Mar. 8, 2011 8:16 am
I use a bread machine and I'm not ashamed to say it! I didn't have anyone to teach me how to make bread, I'm still learning. I experiment with different recipes in the bread machine, sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. I just started using the dough cycle to make pizza dough. Next I will try the honey wheat rolls listed above. Wish me luck!
Mar. 14, 2011 1:57 pm
I do really enjoy trying to make bread, but I have never been very good at it. My breads just don't turn out like I expect them to. To me it is also a task to kneed the dough, my arms and hands get tired fast and hurt. I also have not found a great pizza dough recipe yet. I like the dough chewy, yet soft in the middle. Most taste like a tougher biscuit dough. Can anyone recommend a great pizza dough recipe, even some bread recipes that are not so dense?
Mar. 16, 2011 7:26 am
For more "sliceable" or sandwich-type bread, try adding an egg or two and maybe a little fat (oil, butter, or lard). I have been baking all of our breads for about 2 years and really enjoy it! Much better taste and price! :-)
Brenda great grammy 
Mar. 16, 2011 10:00 am
I used to make bread a long time ago my favorite was an oatmeal bread from King Arthur flour. I made it in my kitchen aid. The receipe came on a white pamphlet It had honey in it. I would love that receipe again. This was about 30 years ago. I'm just getting back to bread making. Thank you so much.
Mar. 23, 2011 11:06 am
I'm 74. I've been baking bread since I was a child. Try kneading in a large plastic bowl using your fist instead of your palm and fingers. Just press your fist into the dough and twist. I work with as loose a dough as possible. For good pizza dough just 4 ingredients: yeast, water, flour and salt. Again keep it soft. You can add a little flour after the first rise. I never measure so I guess learned has gone to instinct. I like to soften Grapenuts in hot water to add, or left over Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal. Water, Milk, Beer, flat Cola, etc. I've used a lot of odd things but they ( almost ) always work just fine.
Oct. 23, 2011 1:34 pm
I conquered my fears of making bread today. So glad that I tried it out. I found a recipe in my old Better Homes and Garden cookbook that has you add yeast to flour, then add warm butter, milk and sugar. I think this helped to take the fear out of bread making. Any other recipes like this?
Dec. 5, 2011 6:40 pm
hard finding a plain ordinary white bread...I don't want whole wheat..I don't want honey bread...I don't want to make 4 loaves!! I don't want seeds or nuts. I don't have a bread machine. King Arthur recipes are for quantities and their flour ratings do NOT correspond to CANADIAN flour standards. We do not have 00 or some of the other ratings. And it is spelled KNEAD...not kneed. that's what you do to nasty men. lol Like husbands who won't do the kneading for you....but eat all the bread!! lol
Dec. 15, 2011 5:18 pm
AS a child my grandmother would make bread enough for her 5 kids and their families, 19 grandchildren. Her dough was mixed in a #3 wash tub would cover it with a small bed sheet to rise. Then one of us kids would stay in the kitchen to let her know when the bread was trying to get out of the tub. Once one of my younger cousins had the watch, while the tub sat on the counter she played with her dollies. There came a scream like you can not imagine but when Grandmother ran back into the kitchen my cousin was sitting on the floor in panicked shock. The dough had risen to the point of overflowing and there she sat with a large blob of bread dough on her head. She was screaming, "the bread is eating me," over and over. She quickly recouperated though and seem to delight even more when slicing and buttering the warm fresh baked bread. She says today some 40 years later that she still has nightmares about fresh bread.
Dec. 16, 2011 2:16 pm
I loved Locotxlobo's bread story. I've made my own bread for years but like looking for new recipes.
Jan. 6, 2012 6:59 pm
My mom always made marvelous breads, especially dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. Anyway, back in the early 60's we invited friends for Christmas dinner, and Mom made her dinner rolls. She set the rolls to rise on a radiator. The visitors' middle daughter didn't know they were on the radiator, and she proceeded to sit on them! When Mom realized what happened, she just laughed and "fluffed" them up a little, covered them and let them continue to rise. They were excellent! Even now we still tease the girl (now a woman) who sat on Rose's rolls!
Jan. 20, 2012 9:13 pm
note to Brenda great grammy-the bread receipe you are asking about is on the side of their flour bag-I just made 2 loaves. You may want to look on the king arthur website as it's probably posted there or if not, I can post it here.
Feb. 23, 2012 11:10 am
i do think that making homemade bread helps save money and i hope that people will take advantage of the opurtunity to ma ke their own bread and save money!
Mar. 31, 2012 11:21 am
looking for recipes that call for only home ground white or red wheat. any help out there? I don't want to use any all purpose flour or store bought wheat flour. thanks
Apr. 2, 2012 11:10 pm
I eat organic foods and the bread can be very costly. Thats when I started making my own and saving a ton of money. Organic flour is $.99 a lb and I can buy it in a 5olb bag. I love knowing what is in my food instead of buying from the store. Thank you to everyone who shares bread recipes....msl
Jun. 7, 2012 6:53 pm
there is a simple bread recipe its called homemade bread. and you can change ur serving size now so that u get the portion you want
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