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Beginner’s Guide to Baking Bread
So, I hear you want to bake bread! You’ve come to the right place. Making bread is both easy and rewarding, especially if you learn these 6 fast rules for making bread.
Let’s get started!
There is nothing mysterious about making bread! Practice makes perfect so bake, bake, bake!
6 Fast Rules For Making Bread
01 Use fresh ingredients - especially yeast
02 Storage: dry is nice
03 Use the right flour
04 Temperature and yeast
05 To knead or not to knead
06 Prescribed rising times
Use fresh ingredients - especially yeast
To ensure a good lift and a beautiful outer crust, you’ll want to start with fresh yeast and baking powder/soda
Storage: Dry is nice
Always store your baking ingredients in a dry place at room temperature. Never refrigerate.
Use the Right Flour
Get good bread flour. It’s ground specifically for making bread!
Temperature and Yeast
Make sure your liquid is between 95 degrees F and 115 degrees F when adding to yeast.
To knead or not to knead
Quick breads usually don’t require kneading (think cake mix) while yeast bread requires some kneading.
Prescribed rising times
Follow the prescribed rising time. Use a timer. Too long and you might have a sour-tasting loaf or a dry bread with abundance of holes!
Beginner Bread Recipe
Sour French Baguette
White Homemade Bread
Emma Ray Keys