How to make bread homepage

All the steps you need to get started and perfect your first bread. Follow the beginners recipe and use the articles below to improve your skills and knowledge. Watch your baking skills improve along this journey and make bread to impress!

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An Introduction to Bread Baking

Introduction to bread making
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Learn The Basics Of Making Bread Before You Get Started. This Is A Simple Introduction To Bread Baking At Home.
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The stages of bread making

15 stages of bread baking
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Are you looking to learn how to make bread? With the vast amounts of information available on Internet forums I know it can sound like a hard task sometimes. Especially if you’re hearing about temperature, rest time, over spring, autolyse etc for the first time……Baking bread can easily sound like a minefield that’s best left for the professionals.

But while there is an element of chemistry to baking, fantastic bread can be made without having to know everything. Learning a simple bread recipe is easy. After you have cracked recipe number one, then two, then three, you may want to learn the advanced stuff.

Read this if you’ve never made bread before! It explains the basics on bread baking so you know what happens when you make bread at home.

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How to use this page

To use the page, start of with the introduction to bread baking and the stages of of making bread articles at the top of the page. Once you’ve read these, you can move through all of the posts. Alternatively, select a subject you wish to explore in detail as and when you feel you need to.

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Autolyse

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The Autolyse Process For Bread Bakers

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Autolyse Is A Popular Baking Process, That’s Commonly Used By Home Bakers. Learn to use it in sourdough, baguette, pizza and basic doughs improve your bread.

How to knead dough

Bulk Fermentation

Over oxygenation in bread

Oxygenation in Bread

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An Explanation On Oxygenation In Bread Dough. This article also explains why over-oxygenation is something we should try to avoid.
Bulk fermentation explained

Bulk Fermentation (First Rise) Explained

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Understand what happens during The Bulk Fermentation Stage Also known As The First Rise. Learn What Happens And How It Improves The Bread Making Process.
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Using Dough Improvers To Assist Fermentation

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Dough Improvers Such As Ascorbic Acid, Malt Flour And Bean Flour Are Often Added To The Bread We Buy In The Supermarkets. Here’s A few You Can Use At Home.
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How to Stretch and Fold

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Two Easy Ways To Do Stretch And Fold!! Step by step photo’s and descriptions so you can do a stretch and fold and not go wrong.

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The Final Proof

Scoring bread

What knife to use for scoring bread

What Knife to Use For Scoring Bread?

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To score bread bakers use a lame or grignette to make the cuts and there are many designs. So which one is best for your scoring needs?

Oven Spring – Baking

Essential tips & troubleshooting

Mastering dough hydration

How To Master Dough Hydration

How The The Amount Of Water In A Dough Impacts The Quality Of The Bread. How To Achieve The Perfect Dough Hydration And How To Change The Amount Of Water Used.
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Can’t find what you are looking for? There are loads more articles in my bakers blog which might help. Alternatively, feel free to reach out.