Hello experienced bread bakers! I've never baked a loaf of bread in my life, so help me get started.
I live Off-the-Grid at 8,500 feet and like to eat good rye bread. My local supermarket, a subset of Kroger, stopped selling the Goldminer brand of rye in favor of decent, but not great, house ryes.
I'm thinking of purchasing a bread machine to mix and knead the ingredients then bake the bread in my gas oven, the internal 1KW cal rod would be devastating for my batteries. I would start with this rye bread mix: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000FDDETG/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance
Then experiment as I learn what bread making is all about.
Here's a starter bread maker I'm considering: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00067REBU/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Oh by the way, did I mention I'm Domestically Challenged.