I have my brand-new (to me) bread machine all ready to bake its first loaf–except I don’t have any bread flour. My owner’s manual says it’s best to use bread flour, and I’m hoping to hear from you bread bakers on this:
-Do you HAVE to use bread flour? Is it truly the best?
-About how much can I expect to pay for bread flour?
-Can I find it at most grocery stores? I’m not a member of Sam’s or anything.