Since my favorite bread now costs more than $5 a loaf, I've decided that once again, I must learn to meet my own gastronomic needs and I've no doubt of eventual success thanks to all those generous enough to share their knowledge online and in person.
I'm working my way through these lessons from TheFreshLoaf.com and here's a video of what I'm aiming at initially - a basic loaf a bread good for sandwiches and toast (see the video below). But, I've also got some sourdough starter on the counter. If it works according to the directions, it should be adequately developed by Friday to try a sourdough loaf, which is a favorite of mine and the boys. Plus, sourdoughs rise overnight in the fridge, that's how their flavor develops, so it would fit my lifestyle more easily. Whip up dough in the evening - fresh baked bread for breakfast. Worth getting up for, no? :)