[gardeners] bread, store bought

flylo@txcyber.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 11:11:25 -0500

Most 'wheat breads', those brown versions of the white loaf are just 
darker because the mfg has added molasses to turn it brown. They 
can get away with 'wheat bread' on the label because all bread, 
more or less, is a wheat product. Read labels carefully and 
compare the good stuff to the known troublemakers, and you may 
see there is very little difference between the two. 
Now that even the plainest breads are $1.50 and up for a loaf, it 
makes owning a bread machine look like a better idea. To make 
this garden related, if you do use a machine, you can make pizza 
dough or rolls in the thing, just pull them out and shape them by 
hand sometime after the machine has done the mixing, kneading 
and rising. Adding your home grown herbs to the dough and you 
can eliminate much of the salt and sweeteners found in the 
'boughten' varieties.