Yes, we always bake our own bread. When I'm in a hurry, I use our bread maker. It really is a time saver and it's a nice Panasonic model that can handle whole grain breads. When I have time, I prefer to make it myself. There's nothing like the process of hand kneading the dough, letting it rise and finally baking it. You can't beat the texture, either. I especially love rye bread and have been experimenting lately with dahl (garbanzo) flour. I have a really good recipe for pita bread that I published a while back. It has both whole wheat flour and oatmeal and puffs up so nicely in a hot oven. Yum!