Comparing the cost of home made bread to store bought bread. Breaking down the ingredients I have figured it costs about half the cost of store bought bread to make bread yourself at home. That is with using standard sized ingredients from the grocery store. It would be even cheaper to make bread buying bulk sized ingredients for making bread.
The other day I was plum out of bread and had no car to get to the store. Mine was in the shop. So what's a mom to do? I thought, hey let me bake some bread. With my Kitchen Aid it is so easy because it does the kneading for you. So in just a few minutes I had bread dough rising on the stove and by lunch time I had two loaves of bread.
Now, I don't know about your family, but ours eats a lot of bread. Sometimes four loaves a week and it is getting so expensive along with everything else. I have been wanting to start baking some of our own bread to save money and because it is probably better for us without all the preservatives.