Thanks to Bill Hatcher for listing his ingredient costs purchased in bulk.
This will give me something to shoot for the next time I go shopping.
Imagine, two pounds of yeast for $2.77 (i.e., about $0.014/tsp).
Several people have indicated that the cost of the ABM should also be
included in the overall cost to make a loaf of bread. Gene Haldas suggested
a very reasonable way to do this by prorating the ABM cost. For example, if
the ABM cost $200, and you can make about 2000 loafs of bread with it, then
$0.10 should be added to the overall cost of each loaf of bread. Of course,
I suppose that when considering the cost of a loaf of bread purchased at a
grocery store, you should also add the cost of the gasoline used to go pick
it up (in my case about $0.60).
John Chovan pointed out a typo in my original post ($96.6 should have been
$0.966), and I noticed another rather humorous typo later. I inadvertently
used ATM instead of ABM for "automatic bread machine." Now I like to think
that I have a "full service" bank, but as yet they have not allowed me to
use their ATM to bake bread. :-)
Last weekend I made bagels for the first time using Sarah's recipe described
in V096.n017.4. Wow, thank you Sarah! They were great!
Danny L. Dunn <email@example.com> Ft. Worth, Texas
"If you don't learn anything from your mistakes,
then there's no sense in making them!"