cyph3r_gfy wrote:I'm over simplifying this but check it out:
5lb of hard wheat berries: 12$
5lb of berries, grinds into about 22 cups of flour.
22 cups of flour makes 10 loaves of bread +/- 1 loaf.
10 loaves of store bought bread: anywhere from $20 to $50
The cost savings alone should get you up out of your seat. Which only gets bigger the more you buy.
5lb bag $12 - 10 loaves - $20 to $50 in store
25lb bag $34 - 50 loaves - $100 to $250 in store
50lb bag $63 - 100 loaves - $200 to $500 in store
Stored properly, wheat berries have a shelf life of many years!
kind of a flawed logic really
it would take at least 1 hour to prepare ingredients, and knead the dough, not to mention leaving it to rise, and later on cooking it, and taking it out of the oven, probably a good hour and a half of your day to do that (it would also mean you had to stick around during the cooking phase, and you wouldnt be able to start doing something, without being interrupted after 40 minutes), unless you have expencive machinery to help you knead & grind the flour
assuming someones time is worth $20/hour (maybe less in america xD), that's $30 worth of time AT LEAST from a loaf of bread, and alot of people just dont want to waste free time making bread xD
i'd rather pay 30-50% more than lose an hour or so out of my day to make bread lol
most of my bread comes from wholemeal lebanese wraps, the normal bread i eat is from an organic farmhouse wholemeal anyway
also, i kinda have a hard time believing you could get those organic wheat berries in alot of countries as readily as you might be able to in the US