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Beginner’s Guide to Baking Bread

Emma Keys

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

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Termômetro
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Massa
Saco de farinha
Tigela de farinha

Use fresh ingredients - especially yeast

01

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

02

Always store your baking ingredients in a dry place at room temperature. Never refrigerate.

Use the Right Flour

03

Get good bread flour. It’s ground specifically for making bread! 

Temperature and Yeast

04

Make sure your liquid is between 95 degrees F and 115 degrees F when adding to yeast.

To knead or not to knead

05

Quick breads usually don’t require kneading (think cake mix) while yeast bread requires some kneading.

Prescribed rising times

06

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!

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