The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


wombatq's picture

Saving bread with bread

April 28, 2008 - 1:21pm -- wombatq

Just a quick question:

 Will the recent increase in prices for food and fuel make you want to bake even more? 

 My kids haven't successfully made the leap to dad's bread from the store stuff, and more than a few kids at school are jealous of the larger than average sandwiches they get. And even if not all of it is homemmade, it is closer for me to ride my bike to the local bakery than to the supermarket. It's not a huge thing, but I'm sure not having to run and drive 4 miles for bread would add up over the summer.

 Marc the Wombatq

subfuscpersona's picture

Grain prices to rise due to poor harvests

August 24, 2007 - 7:36am -- subfuscpersona

Bakers and home millers might want to stock up on grain now, as weather problems have significantly reduced the projected wheat harvest. Eventually this will be reflected in consumer prices. Grain keeps well and does not require special storage conditions beyond a cool, dry place. IMHO, any non-white flour should be refrigerated or frozen to preserve flavor.

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