Yes, you heard that right! I've been baking bread, for the first time in my life. I thought it's supposed to be difficult, but it was really easy, even without a bread machine. It all took no more than half an hour (not counting the time I waited for the dough to rise).
I used a plain, simple recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1\2 cup warm water (I left the yeast - 2 tsp. - in the water for 10 minutes before adding it to the flour)
Some salt and 1 tbsp. butter (I didn't have butter so I used vegetable oil instead, it works just fine)
I also added some raisins. Next time I might add grains, or nuts, or berries! I definitely want to do this again.
After kneading the dough, I left it to rise, then punched it a bit, left to rise again, put into preheated oven for about 40 minutes... and voila! Fresh, delicious home-baked bread. According to my calculations, it's about twice cheaper than store-bought bread, and much more filling. Not to mention the wonderful aroma of fresh bread all around the house!