I make bread a couple times a week. However, I don't eat it! My kids eat the white (and my MIL) and my husband eats the whole wheat. I have found that I don't tolerate grains/simple sugars well and that includes bread. I would just rather spend my calories elsewhere anyway.
With that said, however, basically, the more nutty, seedy, whole grainy it is, the healthier it is. But also, machines don't like to knead those as well. And, it takes practice to get heavy/dense doughs to turn out right, but you can do it, for sure.
Just a little tip though to save some $. Buy yeast in bulk. You can refrigerate part of it if you don't go through it so fast. I just bought 32 oz. freeze packed package today for $9.99. While at the regular grocery store those little jars that hold 4 ozs are over $6. Not worth it if you don't bake frequently, but a HUGE cost savings if you do.
Last edited by berryblondeboys; 02-19-2013 at 10:19 PM.