His point was that the idea of baking should return to the ideal of spending a afternoon mixing and kneading and dicking around with the oven for the pure and simple joy of eating a slice of your own bread.
What a crock of shit.
Look folks, part of being a prepper is to try to look past the myths and the petty romances that folks place upon their actions. This tendency to place romantic notions on trivial isuses permeates your life in a gazillion different ways.
Making a loaf of bread is not in itself a noble task, but is a skill folks should know. What you want out of the process is a loaf of bread, not a affirmation of your kum bay ya-ness.
So, my reasons for using my breadmaker are threefold.
- It is easier, you dump the ingredients in, hit the button, and in a couple of hours, you have a pretty dang good loaf of bread.
- Uses a lot less electricity than firing up my oven.
- Doesn't heat up the house in the summer.
- If the electricity is out, you are outta luck. (unless you are a super cool prepper (like me) who has one of these babies down the basement).
- The French Bread sucks.
- In the winter you don't mind heating up the kitchen.