I've been baking bread for a little while now and was wondering how cheap a loaf I could bake that still turned out to be good quality compared to supermarket bread.
The cheapest plain flour I could find was from Aldi at .89 cents a loaf and the cheapest Wholemeal flour was around the $1.99 mark from Coles or Woolies. Protein level for the Aldi flour is 10.5 and for the Coles wholemeal its 11.3.
I've had a few flops along the way but these days I seem to be able to turn out pretty good bread from these two flours.
The recipe is pretty basic too
300 grams starter 100% Hydration
100 grams Wholemeal Flour
300 grams Plain Flour
7 grams salt
210 grams water
All up cost is only .63 cents a loaf if you just include the ingredients so if you are on a tight budget this could be worth a shot.
Some photos of the results are below hopefully.