Well Ive had a nostalgic trip down memory lane today as I have returned to the joys of breadmaking. Some 15 years ago, I baked bread regularly, nearly every day with two young children at that time. Dont mistake me for a culinary goddess! I find its more about forward planning than spending huge amounts of time with it. It takes minutes, literally, to produce the freshest loaf ever! The actual time spent is probably about 15 minutes. And look at the benefits, the delicious smell of baking bread through the house, a fresh warm loaf ( or more) and the satisfaction of knowing that you know every ingredient in there! And thats before you have even started eating it. Im sure Im speaking to many people who have baked their own time and time again. I must say that I like to vary the recipes, but dont have that many. If anyone has a tried and tested recipe and is happy to share it, I would love to hear from you Also your thoughts on fresh versus dried yeast. Fresh yeast isnt available where I live in a small town in Wales, so I have to make do with dried. Is there a difference in results. Ive been thinking about trying Ezekiel bread but hear that its not really nice-tasting at all. Oh well, time to do the washing up!