Seven Reasons to Bake Your Own Bread


Bread making isn’t an art. Everybody can do it. Its simple,easy and so much fun to do. Here are 7 reasons why you’d be naturally inclined towards making your own bread at home.

  • Its Easy:

Bread making is so easy. You just have to combine the ingredients and leave the dough for some time. The next thing is to have the oven bake the bread for you.All you have to do then is to wait to enjoy the delicious bread from a bread machine

Bread makers have made life even more simpler. It only requires adding all the ingredients together,setting the time you’d like to have your bread and a freshly baked bread loaf is ready for you at that time.

  • Its Inexpensive:

Making bread at home costs you less than half the price you’d pay at a bakery or store to buy it. You don’t have to pack it or brand it beautifully to make it expensive. Its your product-cheaper and better than the ones in stores.

  • It is Delicious:

Home made bread tastes far better than the commercially available ones. Once you bake and enjoy a loaf of bread at home,you’ll never want to buy the commercially available ones.

  • You Know What’s Inside:

At home you can bake your own bread using just 4-5 ingredients. The basic ones being flour,salt,yeast,sugar and some water. Optionally you may add an egg ,milk, honey etc. But whatever you add,you know what’s inside. In the commercially available ones there are a number of other chemicals and bread improving agents like sodium metabisulfate,potassium bromate or ascorbic acidto accelerate the process of making bread and reduce fermentation time.

  • It Smells so good:

When a loaf of bread is put in the oven or when a bread maker starts the baking process,the aroma is simply irresistible. You can’t give your noses this treat when you buy a ready made loaf.

  • You can Improvise Recipes:

In a simple bread recipe you can bring so many variations to suit your needs. The quantities of ingredients such as salt and sugar can be varied according to your taste . You don’t get to do that in a commercially available bread loaf.

  • You can Use your own Variations and Ideas:

In your own loaf you can add in herbs,oats,dried fruits,nuts,seeds and so many other things. You can shape the bread the way you like or make it of a size that best suits your needs. Its all you and your creativity.The options are endless.


Baking your own bread is so much of fun to do.It is so satisfying to make your own loaf. The only disadvantage is that home made bread ends up quickly because you are tempted to eat more;).

Happy baking!

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