Selecting Ingredients To Make Bread

Do you want to make the best bread in town? Of course, you do! Bread is one of the most popular foods on earth. It’s a staple in many diets and cultures, so it’s important to know what ingredients are used to make it. If you want your bread game on point, then read these articles! We have all the information about bread dough ingredients that you’ll ever need, right here!

You will learn everything there is to know about flour types, yeast varieties, dough improvers, salt options and more. These guides cover every type of ingredient that goes into making dough for baking bread at home or in a professional bakery.

Whether you’re new to baking or an experienced baker looking for some inspiration, this page has something for everyone! So let’s get started…

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Flour

For many, flour is treated as a commodity where getting it at the lowest cost is the main priority. Yet if you want really good bread, it’s best to use serious consideration when selecting your flour. In these articles, you’ll understand the importance of flour when making bread, how it’s made, the type to use and plenty more!

Levains

For bread to rise we need to use a levain to create gas. The most common levain is bakers yeast or saccharomyces cerevisiae which is its scientific name. Other popular choices include prefermented levains such as Sourdough, Pâte Fermentée, Poolish and Biga.

Dough improvers

If you are looking to alter characteristics in your bread, a dough improver or conditioner can be used. Learn about natural improvers found in everyday baking ingredients alongside popular additives used in commercial bakeries worldwide.

Salt

What type of salt is best for bread? What does salt do in bread? All the questions you ever wanted to ask about salt in bread, answered. As always, if you have any questions ask away in the comments at the bottom of the posts!

Fat

Discover the impact of liquid and solid fats when making bread. These articles explain the difference between an enriched dough and a lean dough to help you decide when, and when not you should be adding fat to a bread recipe.

Water and other liquids

Understand the importance of flour in making bread. How it’s made, which type to use and plenty more!