For Christmas 2007, my husband bought me a Zojirushi mini bread machine. I find that I'm enjoying the bread made in it much better than store bought supermarket breads.
Since it's just the two of us, the 1 pound loaf is sufficient. I pretty much stick to basic white bread for sandwiches, but from time time, I make cinnamon raisin bread, potato bread and whole wheat using the King Arthur brand bread flour.
This past Sunday, I bought a 5 pound bag for $3.49. On Thursday, I went back to the same store for some other groceries and noticed that both the King Arthur Bread flour and Whole Wheat Bread flours had gone up in price to $4.99.
I'm wondering if any of the supermarket brands of bread flour (Gold Medal or Pillsbury) are any good. They are cheaper than the King Arthur flours, but will they still bake a good loaf of bread? Or should I just suck it up and stick with King Arthur?
I understand that there's a huge spike in flour prices now, but a $1.50 increase in four days for the King Arthur brand seems pretty steep.