Store bought bread or homemade?

Terri69 Terri69 05/08/2012

Do you buy your bread or do you make it? Ever since I got my bread maker, I make my own bread. Just wondering if anyone else does?

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Terri69 Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
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MeliPixie MeliPixie
Hi! This is a really good question. as a baker, I'm always a huuuge advocate for homemade bread. Not only is it delicious, but also if you DON'T have a machine, the kneading process can be very stress-relieving. But I would feel like it was becoming a chore if I made my own bread all the time for home use, so I let it be a treat when I make it instead. My grandma on the other hand, still bakes almost all her own bread (at least the white bread, even if it's from frozen dough these days), and it's awesome.
05/08/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I buy store bought, but I don't eat much bread.
05/08/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
We buy for the most part but we do have a sweet lil'lady down the road that makes it and will bring us a loaf or two. That loaf does not last long!
05/08/2012
Pixel Pixel
Homemade! I don't have a bread maker, so it's definitely an act of love, but I adore the ritual of making bread from scratch. Plus, it tastes so much better.
05/08/2012
Rossie Rossie
Store bought for us. I don't have the patience to make bread, and we don't eat a lot of bread.
05/08/2012
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I make it when I can, but it's so much work. We have an artisan bread shop near us, so it's usually easier just to go there.
05/08/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
We have a bread machine, but honestly, I rarely use it. I should remedy that!
05/08/2012
Kitka Kitka
Making bread is something that's beyond me to be honest so I just buy it from the store.
05/08/2012
TameTemptress TameTemptress
I usually buy it from the store. Homemade is awesome though!
05/08/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I loooove homemade bread! I really want a bread maker!
05/08/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I buy mines. But if I had a bread maker I would make it I used to do it long time ago. So fresh and yummy.
05/08/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
I generally don't take all the time to bake bread.
05/08/2012
OhMy! OhMy!
Little bit of both. There are some great bakeries in our area, so we only make bread that we can't get there.
05/08/2012
CindyH CindyH
perfer home made but never have time to make
05/08/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
Love homemade if someone else makes it.
05/08/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Only home made.
05/08/2012
lacybutton lacybutton
I love buying my bread from a local bakery who sells at a weekly farmers market. Fresh, cheap and delish!
05/08/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
Only home made.
Exactly! ~grins ^^
05/08/2012
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
the stores easier
05/08/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I buy mine but I love when my grandmother makes me some homemade
05/09/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
I buy mine, but I love homemade bread, when I have e time to make it.
05/09/2012
married with children married with children
we only eat bread maybe once or twice a week. So I dont spend the time to make homemade bread.
05/10/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
I make a loaf of homemade every couple of days. I don't even use a bread maker anymore.
05/10/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
We buy bread from the store, but I definitely prefer home made.
05/11/2012
Jeanette Jeanette
I buy it but wish I baked, homemade is so much better!
05/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I buy it, but prefer homemade.
05/11/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I buy it, but LOVE homemade. There's a bread factory in my town and every time I drive down the street that it's on, I practically drool out the window.
05/17/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I like both.
05/18/2012
Undead Undead
We buy it but I like both.
05/18/2012
Emerlyn Emerlyn
Both! I prefer to have homemade bread only once in a while, though; that way it's more... special
05/18/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Store bought.
05/18/2012
Owl Owl
I hope to be able to make my own bread soon.
06/12/2012
wdanas wdanas
We'll buy bread to have on hand for things, but usually make homemade using the "five minute a day" artisan bread recipe. It's so very simple to just mix things up, let rise, and throw into the fridge for up to two weeks. We always have dough ready to go for whatever we want.
06/12/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
We eat store brought bread, although I'd love to learn how to make my own.
06/26/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
I buy it but I would love to make it!
06/26/2012
HusbandandWife HusbandandWife
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
We generally buy bread from a store. Sometimes we buy it from a Mennonite family and it is much better. Hard to beat anything homemade!!
06/28/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
I generally make my own. Like to think it is more healthy by stuffing it with flax seeds and Scottish oats.
06/28/2012
sodapin sodapin
Store bought. Only because homemade seems complicated...I could be wrong xD!
07/07/2012
Burn Burn
Wonder Bread for me.
07/07/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I make my own. I don't have a bread maker (don't want one), so it's old fashioned oven baking for me! I generally do a mix of white whole wheat and bread flours. Baking is done, by necessity, about once a week (not including when I do pizza dough). The kiddles don't even like store bread any more.

If I'm feeling particularly lazy I make "1-Hour sandwich bread."
07/07/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The store bought varieties can be much healthier than what we make at home. The multi-grain breads are the best.
07/07/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I picked other, as I don't bake myself, but buy non-commercial either homemade or small bakery made. I love my local Good Harvest bakery as well. I can't stand commercial grocery store bread.
07/07/2012
princessss princessss
I buy store bought bread but I love homemade bread! It smells soo good!
07/10/2012
PassionCpl PassionCpl
I love making it but I've got a temperamental bread machine. I sometimes make it all by hand and bake it in the oven but can't always find the time.
07/21/2012
brevado brevado
I go back and forth. I make bread a few times a month.
07/21/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
we buy bread from the store but prefer home made bread.
07/21/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
It just depends on our mood for the day. Normally we'll use store bough, and other days we bake some in our machine.
07/21/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
Definitely store bought, too hard to make.
07/21/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
Definitely store bought, too hard to make.
Actually, it's not too bad once you get the hang of it. After a few times you get so much better. If you are interested you can look up "One hour sandwhich bread" and "Farmgirl Fare Farmhouse Loaf." Both are great beginner breads. The one hour one is easier, the farmhouse loaf is better tasting.
07/24/2012
junipersgame junipersgame
I love making bread, but without a bread maker I usually make special occasion breads, like pumpkin bread, banana bread, etc. For sandwich bread we have to purchase from the store. Hoping to get a bread maker soon (maybe for Christmas?!), so that I can start making all of our bread!
08/08/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
Homemade! I don't have a bread maker, so it's definitely an act of love, but I adore the ritual of making bread from scratch. Plus, it tastes so much better.
Same here
08/08/2012
bbygrl1988 bbygrl1988
I buy my own bread but homemade is so much better
08/11/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Homemade. It's so much cheaper for basic white or wheat bread, I can control what goes into my bread, and I love baking.
08/17/2012
MK434 MK434
I but it from the store but I have thought about getting a bread maker.
08/17/2012
crazycouple7281 crazycouple7281
I like both.
08/17/2012
PassionQT PassionQT
I like bread from Panera. I don't have the patience to make homemade bread.
08/17/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
For sandwich bread, I buy it. I like to make my own bread, but I've yet to figure out how to make a good loaf of 100 percent whole wheat bread. Or even just white bread, for that matter.
08/17/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Intrepid Niddering
For sandwich bread, I buy it. I like to make my own bread, but I've yet to figure out how to make a good loaf of 100 percent whole wheat bread. Or even just white bread, for that matter.
Have you tried using white whole wheat flour? It rises a bit better than regular whole wheat. King Arthur makes some. You can also add some dry ground ginger root in with it and leave the dough wetter than you normally would.
08/17/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Intrepid Niddering
For sandwich bread, I buy it. I like to make my own bread, but I've yet to figure out how to make a good loaf of 100 percent whole wheat bread. Or even just white bread, for that matter.
Oops, double post.
08/17/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Have you tried using white whole wheat flour? It rises a bit better than regular whole wheat. King Arthur makes some. You can also add some dry ground ginger root in with it and leave the dough wetter than you normally would.
I have. I need to understand how to actually make a loaf of sandwich bread more, though. All my baking... I've taught myself. I don't know anyone who's baked their own loaf of sandwich bread. So every time I've tried making it so far, I've wound up with a huge loaf that takes over my whole loaf pan in the oven and is verging on a burnt mess before it's finished baking in the centre. So.. lots of work. But I like baking, so I can do it. :]

But thank you very much for your advice, I do appreciate it. <3
08/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Intrepid Niddering
I have. I need to understand how to actually make a loaf of sandwich bread more, though. All my baking... I've taught myself. I don't know anyone who's baked their own loaf of sandwich bread. So every time I've tried making it so far, ... More
I'm going to point you in this direction: Farmhouse White. It is the first yeast loaf bread I learned how to make and she really takes you step by step through the whole process. I highly recommend it.

For the whole wheat version, you can go ahead and sub all the flour for white whole wheat, but the loaves will be denser. I like to do a half wheat/half white.

Good luck!
08/25/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
store bought...I wanted a bread maker but knew I would bake and eat too much!!
10/15/2012
amazon amazon
Both, but prefer homemmade
10/15/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
store bought
10/15/2012
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
Store bought
10/16/2012
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Store bought bread (unless from a bakery) is just too soft.
10/16/2012
debo debo
homemade if i have time, it tastes better
10/16/2012
jr2012 jr2012
sigh, I used to make homemade bread all the time!

Unfortunately my house is now gluten free, and gluten free bread is a pain to make (and isn't good enough to justify the work).

/end pity party

11/26/2012
Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
Store bought. I love homemade bread, I just don't have the time to make it.
11/26/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Homemade bread is a special treat upon occasion. Normally I just buy bread at the store.
11/26/2012
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I've never had homemade.. sooo i'd have to say store bought... even though i don't eat bread much.
11/26/2012
wicked weasel wicked weasel
store bought as well...
11/26/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I ping-pong between store bought and home made.
11/26/2012
leanright69 leanright69
Every Friday night.
11/26/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
We buy bread usually....but homemade is sooooooo much better.
11/26/2012
lovebites lovebites
store bought
11/26/2012
tortilla tortilla
store bought
11/26/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Store bought...but from a true bakery.
11/26/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I usually buy it, but I do bake sometimes. Hubby pesters me constantly to bake it myself, but I don't always have the time.
11/26/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
buy it
11/26/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
Store brought
11/26/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Store bought. I'm lazy.
11/26/2012
toxie m toxie m
I buy my bread, but my brother bakes some homemade every once and a while and it is absolutely delicious
11/26/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Neither. I don't eat bread. Hubby does, and buys it at the store.
11/26/2012
Danneh Danneh
Homemade bread is delicious. So much better than store bought.
11/26/2012
Rory Rory
I buy my bread for everyday use. I do make breads but they are normally not breads you use for sandwiches.
12/25/2012
Silvervines Silvervines
I've been buying store bread but I love making my own bread. Hopefully I can get a breadmaker soon and start making my own bread.
01/13/2013
Lily Night Lily Night
We get store bought bread, but if making homemade was a bit easier I would do that much more often because it tastes so much better.
01/13/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I'd rather buy a ready sliced loaf, though I would enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread in my house.
01/13/2013
FlashFuchsia FlashFuchsia
I think homemade bread tastes better, but I haven't had any in a long time.
01/15/2013
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
usually just store bought...
01/15/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I do both. Depends on my mood and what I'm doing with it.
01/18/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I used to home bake and cook everything. Now I barely eat.
01/18/2013
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
I pretty much always get bread from the store, but I've made my own bread before and I LOVE it, it's so much better and it smells so amazing when it's baking.
01/18/2013
Becky Lee Becky Lee
i dont cook alot so i buy mine
01/18/2013
FunFantasys FunFantasys
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
I think I may start making my own bread.
01/20/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
I usually buy the whole grain bread they sell pre-sliced at the store, but I love the smell of freshly baked bread. I always eat too much of it when I bake my own, so I try not to do that.
02/06/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I make some occasionally, so usually store bought.
02/06/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
I've never made my own bread, so I wouldn't know.

I guess by default I like store bought more.

Oh wait, I think I tried to make banana bread once and forgot the milk :/
02/08/2013
His scarlett His scarlett
I prefer to make my own bread, and usually do, until we run out of yeast and then I have to resort to store bought until we can get more yeast. Where we live yeast is banned, as are all things that could be used to make alcohol or could be drunk as it contains alcohol.

They seem to ignore the fact that sugar and pineapple juice is one way to make an alcohol that could be more dangerous than regulated alcohol.
03/06/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Store bought for me
03/06/2013
hotinpink hotinpink
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Do you make your own bread or do you buy it?
Lazy, so store bought.
03/06/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Store bought. Baking is really not my forte.
05/06/2013
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