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Troubleshooting guides for bread bakers

Here you will find an assortment of articles that will show you how to resolve many bread issues that a home baker endures. I've selected several topics that should help, if you can't find what you need then feel free to reach out to me and I'll look to answering your query.

A lot of the issues in bread baking can be resolved by reading the full guide on fermentation. You can view it here:

        How dough fermentation works - Full in depth guide

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June 29, 2018

Getting Started With Sourdough - A beginners guide

Learn all about Sourdough, from its history, the chemical reaction that takes place to how to make your first starter and sourdough bread. This article takes you through everything you need to know about sourdough in a logical order.

What happens if you put too much yeast in bread

What Happens If You Put Too Much Yeast In Bread?

What Should You Do If You Put Too Much Yeast In Bread? In this post, I’ll explain what to do if you add too much yeast in your bread, and why it works.

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How to revive a mouldy starter

How To Revive A Mouldy Sourdough Starter

How To Fix A Mouldy Sourdough Starter And Revive A Mouldy Sourdough Starter So Your Sourdough Starter Will Become Active Again.

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13 Reasons Why My Bread Didn't Rise

13 Reasons Why My Bread Didn’t Rise – Let’s Fix It FAST

Understand The 13 Reasons Why My Bread Didn’t Rise And How To Fix Them So You Can Make Totally Awesome Bread Every Time. Together, Let’s Get Bread Proofing!

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how to pass the windowpane test

How To Easily Pass The Windowpane Test When Kneading Bread

How Much Kneading Is Required For Bread To Pass The Windowpane Test? This Guide Explains How To Get Dough To Pass The Windowpane Test And If It’s Necessary.

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bread proofing temperature

Why Bread Proofing Temperature Is Important For Top Bread

Find Out Why Temperature Is So Important When Making Bread. This topic is especially helpful in cold or warm climates. Learn how temperature makes great bread!

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adding water to the oven to make steam

Adding Water To An Oven – Learn The Best Way To Make Steam!

Discover What’s The Secret To Adding Water In An Oven To Make A Steam Bread Oven. Plus gain a full explanation of the science behind what’s going on in the oven

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How to do a stretch and fold

How to Stretch and Fold

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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how to tell if dough is kneaded enough

Knowing When Dough Is Kneaded Enough

How To Tell When The Dough Has Been Kneaded Enough. Use The Windowpane Technique And Learn To Know How It Should Look And Feel Without!

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making an oil slick for dough kneading

How To Make An Oil Slick To Make Kneading Easier

Here Is How To Make An Oil Slick And Why You Should. There are a great way to work with dough on a table.

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bread is too dense

Bread Too Dense? Here is How To Lighten Your Bread

Made Bread Too Dense? What causes dense bread and how to fix many common bread problems. The most likely reason for dense bread is not kneading the dough…

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Making a pizza dough

The Autolyse Process For Bread Bakers

Autolyse Was Popularised By Raymond Calvel And Is A Popular Baking Process. Learn how it works, whether to use it with sourdough and pizza bread and more.

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How to make more flavour in bread

How To Create More Flavour In Bread

Want To Make Bread With More Flavour? If You Are Confident In Making Basic Bread But Want To Improve A Lack Of Flavour, This Post Explains What To Do!

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English bread

The Secret Steps To Getting A Crustry Top On Bread

What makes bread have a good crusty crust? There’s a few tricks to creating one based on the oven and the dough, read on to discover.

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is the dough going to give a nice oven spring?

How Oven Spring Works: Best Explanation On How It Works

How Does Oven Spring Work? This full guide explains how oven spring works and how you should use it to your advantage to make fantastic quality bread.

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is adding flour bad for baking bread

Is Adding Extra Flour Bad For The Bread Dough?

Is it a good idea to add extra flour when baking bread? It’s a trick I was taught when I was learning to bake, but is it a good thing to do?

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artisan bread baking guide

Should I Put Less Yeast In My Bread & When Is There Too Much

How much yeast is right to add to a bread recipe? Is it a good idea to change the amount of yeast in my dough and should I put less yeast in my bread?

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Hand knead bread dough

6 Of The Best Ways To Hand Knead Bread Dough

Here Are The Best Hand Knead Dough Techniques For Bread. Ignore Bertinet. Don’t listen to Mother. All are listed, as well as one I discovered, and it works!

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troubleshooting oven problems

How To Fix Problems With Your Bread Oven

Are You Having Inconsistencies When Baking Bread In Your Oven? Well, Read On To Learn How To Stop Baking Oven Issues.

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