I continue to miss the fresh bread from our time in Lyon. Rather than bemoan the quality of our local offerings, we decided to return to making our own bread.
I bought a bread maker many moons ago. The machine is a traditional Russell Hobbs model. Nothing fancy but capable of more than I immediately need. Since then prices have dropped, and Aldi is now selling a bread maker for 79 AUD. I suspect you could find an even less expensive model.
A single loaf tended to get me through a week’s worth of lunches. I was single then, but even with two of us a dense loaf is enough for our working day lunches.
We are currently experimenting with soy and linseed variations. So far so good.