All of this economic doom-saying is freaking me out, I guess, because I got really depressed today over such a silly thing: that I don’t REALLY know how to bake bread!
Even when I make bread, I use a bread maker, which may be part of the problem. I’m starting to think I need to make a go of it without the bread maker, or at least just use it for kneading. The Italian bread comes out nicely when I use the bread machine’s knead cycle (then bake in the oven), so maybe that’s what I need to do with my sandwich loaves.
All I know is, I don’t want to turn 30 and not know how to bake a basic loaf of bread.