Life keeps getting weird. We see prices of gas for some reason being astronomical, bail outs to financial institutions as too big to fail, but what about Wonder and Hostess? Look at the price of bread. The store where I do most of my shopping, a locally
owned market that sells Western Family products, sale price of bread is two for five. Two dollars and fifty cents a loaf for plain white bread. Did I mention, that's a sale price. Most bread is between three and five dollars a loaf for good whole grain
bread. I expect that. But it appears Western Family bread was produced by Wonder as it no longer appears on the shelf. I refuse to pay $2.50 or more for white bread.
Our favorite brand, a wonderful multi whole grain which I got for $2.50 a loaf at Walmart, is no longer available, a victim of the Wonder meltdown. Thus, I'm on a hunt for a bread recipe. Right now I'm using the
Amish White Bread
recipe. Easy, very much so. Fast, not so much up here at the 5,200 foot elevation. Its a good, sweet white bread.
After payday, I will go get some more good wholewheat flour and some wholewheat pastry flour, then search for a recipe for a good, light, wholewheat bread. I like using the 50/50 mix of white flour and whole wheat flour. I really want to find a great
recipe for multiple whole grain bread.
Fortunately, I have a big Kitchen Aide six quart mixer. I love the way it does the kneading, saving my carpal tunnel ridden wrists from excess aches. I had a hard time learning to make bread with it and compensating for the altitude.
If any of you have found a good, whole grain bread recipe, let me know.
And as a spoiler for my next entry, today I begin my holiday baking!!!! Stay tuned.