After issues with bread machines and the "Artisan Bread in 5" method, I'm ready to start where I should have started: learning to make bread the old fashioned way. We don't want fancy schmancy "artisan" bread--just decent white/wheat/rye/pumpernickel sandwich bread made in loaf pans.
Can anyone recommend a SIMPLE book or guide for this? I've checked out some bread books at the library that are so scientific and detailed about the art of bread baking that I've been intimidated and gave up. I want to know as much as my grandmother did: how to make a decent loaf and that's it.