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.
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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 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.
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.
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!
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.
A Basic Understanding Of Dough Fermentation
Understand The Basics Of Dough Fermentation So You Can Make Better Bread At Home. This article explains what happens in dough fermentation when making bread.
Using Dough Improvers To Assist Fermentation
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.
How Final Dough Temperature Makes Fantastic Bread
How To Work Out The Final Dough Temperature To Make The Best Proofing Conditions For Baking Bread. Why it’s important and several ways to calculate shown here.
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!
Bakers Percentages & Bakers Formula | All you need to know
A Full Guide On How Bakers Percentages & Bakers Formula Work To Create Dough Recipes
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
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.
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!
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.
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…
15 Stages of Bread Making By A Professional Baker
Learn the stages of bread making. Here are the 15 stages of bread making. Learn the kneading, dividing, bulk fermentation stages + links for more info!!
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.
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!
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.
Can I Use A Home Oven To Bake Bread?
Is It Possible To Use A Normal Home Oven To Bake Bread? I Thought It Was, But There Are A few Do’s And Don’ts In Order To Choose A Suitable Home Bread Oven
How A Levain Makes Bread Rise – Which One Should I Use?
This post explains how yeast, sourdough and other levains work to make bread dough rise and create different texture in breads.
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.
What’s The Difference Between Yeast Types?
What is the difference between types of yeasts that are available. Which one is right for your bread and what is the real difference between yeast types
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?
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?
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!
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.