Do you enjoy a fresh loaf of bread? Walking into the bakery with the smell of fresh ingredients baking away in the oven is enough to drive anyone’s senses wild. Baguettes, whole-wheat rolls, panini, or a traditional loaf, if a delicious slice of freshly baked bread is your favorite carb, then we’ve got a treat for you.
If you think that baking a loaf is difficult, relax. Baking at home isn’t as challenging as you think. It requires a few simple ingredients and the right knowledge to make a fresh loaf that tastes as good as the bakers best.
The best part about baking at home is that you have the freedom to create any recipe you feel like mixing. However, baking bread does take a bit of time, and for those with precious time to spare, it can become a chore if you don’t know what you’re doing. We decided to share these 14-hacks with you to help you make the perfect loaf in the shortest amount of time possible.
1. Start Right
The best tip to save you time is weighing all of your ingredients, especially the flour. There’s nothing worse than finishing your dough, placing it in the oven, only to discover it doesn’t rise. Messing up your ingredients ruins your experience right at the start, and there’s no way to recover from this mistake. Not only is the failure to measure your ingredients accurately a waste of time, but it’s a waste of food as well.
Measuring your flour by volume is imprecise. We prefer the use of a kitchen gram scale instead. You can purchase one of these accurate scales from your local dollar store, or any online retailer. They’re an inexpensive kitchen tool that has use in managing the ingredients of any recipe.
Make sure you get the best bread possible every time you bake a loaf by being precise with your ingredients from the beginning of the recipe.