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Bread making 101

May 21, 2014

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’d know that I’m one of those people who LOVE making bread because I find it to be quite therapeutic. See, in the baking world there are those who like making pastries and pies, those who like making desserts, those who like making cakes, and those who like making bread. And I think that bread makers make up the minority of the baking world because there’s a misconception that bread is super hard to make and perfect! Well, I’d like to show you that making bread is as easy is 1, 2, 3! Literally! Because there’s really only 3 steps to it and everything after that is practice, practice, practice!

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1. Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm milk/water together and set it aside for 10 minutes to let the yeast foam up. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (flour, liquid/solid fat, egg if required, and flavoring).

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2. Add the warm yeast mixture into the flour and mix everything together until a dough forms.

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3. Knead dough for a good 8 – 10 minutes or more depending on your recipe.

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3. Cover your dough and let it rise in a warm place for 1 – 2 hours depending on your recipe.

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