Follow These Simple Steps For Great Homemade Bread

Wholemeal Bread Is Healthier

Strong wholemeal flour has more fiber than white. More water and kneading are needed. A rich loaf prepared with 100% wholemeal flour is great for toast.

How About Rye Flour?

Rye, a grass, is linked to wheat. It contains gluten but makes a heavy, sticky dough that rises slower than strong white flour.

Dry Vs. Fresh Yeast

Fresh yeast tastes more yeasty in bread-making than dried. Prove fresh yeast before using.

Souredough Starters

A sourdough starter, or levain, is flour (typically half white and half wholemeal) and water. It then lets the flour and air's wild yeasts and bacteria grow.

The Right Kit

Breadmaking doesn't require specific equipment, but digital scales are worth it. Correct weighing is vital for baking. If you're serious, a stand mixer with a dough hook is best.

Need To Knead

Kneading dough distributes yeast and creates gluten for an evenly rising loaf. Bread becomes light and airy.

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After kneading, place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise until it doubles in size. Punch down the dough.

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