Before the KitchenAid, I’ve tried making bread from scratch once but failed miserably. The recipe seemed simple enough, but it was my amateur kneading “skills” (I have none) that destroyed the bread. I attempted sugar butter buns I think, but because I didn’t know how to knead the dough, the texture turned out heavy and dense and the “buns” were inedible. I’ve made pretzels a few times with success though, but they’re not as complicated as bread. After that first failure, I stuck to cakes and muffins and cookies– I could make those– and never ventured into bread again.