Aside from pasta, rice and potatoes, bread is one of the most popular carbohydrate and starch-rich food. It can be served as a starters or part of the main dish. Not all people who can bake cakes and cookies can bake bread. Breads, believe it or not, are very delicate. A miscalculation in one of the ingredients and a slight mistake in the process can give you bread as hard as rock! So, to avoid rejects, let me share some tips on baking bread.
- You’ve got to have the talent…or at least the drive to learn the skill. Baking bread needs special skill. Not all people are born bakers, but everyone can learn.
- Use high-quality flour. Flour is one of the primary components of a bread, and using a low-quality one will not do your bread any good.
- Use good quality yeast. Yeast is the ingredient responsible for the fluffiness of your bread.
- Make sure the oven temperature is regulated and consistent. Of course, you want your bread to be evenly cooked. You wouldn’t want a bread with a burnt exterior and raw interior.
- Have a very good proofer. Proofing is the process by which the dough rises. And to have a good proofer means to have a well-risen bread dough or else, you’ll end up with flat bread
Bread dough is very tricky to work with unlike cookie dough. They need more attention and more skill. There are lots of factors to consider when it comes to baking bread. But one thing’s for sure, once you have mastered the basics, you can make your own recipe for your very own artisan bread.