For months now there has been a bread machine in one of my cabinets and tonight I decided it was time and I invested in a $4 bag of bread flour. The recipe for a basic white loaf was simple, I dumped everything in the machine and came back two hours later to a round loaf of bread. It actually tasted great. Good for the simple breads but I still miss my crusty long loafs. I calculated I could make 9 loafs from that one bag of flour bringing my costs to about $0.50 a loaf. Not bad.