How to make bread in your own home. Bread is a food that goes with almost everything you want to eat. There’s truly nothing better than a slice of fresh bread being served with a dip or topping of your choice. Thinking of it is just mouthwatering. So that’s why I’m here to share this wonderful, simple and popular recipe to you.
Here are the steps to making the best bread you could possible as for
For you who haven’t made bread before, then there’s no need to panic. This step by step guide is just right for you. This formula is easy to understand, easy to use and gives you the best results. How to make bread at home? Just follow these simple steps below.
Step 1: Bring All Your Ingredients
Your ingredients are very important to knowing what you are making. The common ingredients for making regular bread includes instant or active dry yeast, granulated sugar, salt, canola or vegetable oil, warm water, and of course, flour. See? Not so hard to gather now is it?
Step 2: Dissolve and Activate Your Yeast
Dissolving your yeast is simple and takes just minutes. Use warm water when activating your yeast. You DO NOT want to use water that is too hot or it WILL kill your yeast. Water should just be slightest warmer than room temperature. Process to adding a tablespoon of granulated sugar in your warm water and yeast combination (which should all be in a clean bowl). Quickly stir it and leave it for about 5 minutes. You would then see the yeast puff up till it covers the water surface.
Step 3 on How to Make bread: Mix The Other Ingredients
Proceed to adding the rest of the sugar to taste, add your salt, flour and oil. If you don’t have a bread flour, then you can make use of an all-purpose flour. Get your electric mixer and mix till you her a smooth and even mixture.
Step 4: Kneading
To achieve the perfect bread mixture, you need to knead the bread dough or your texture might be off. You can choose to knead with your hand or with a mixer. If you would be using a dough hook on your mixer, you need just 6-8 minutes to get the right outcome. If you’ll be using your hand consistently, 10-12 minutes is all you need.
Step 5 : Cover with Plastic Wrap For First Rise
Cover your now smooth and elastic dough into a bowl that has been liberally oiled. Proceed to cover it with a plastic wrap (you can use a clean towel if you are out of wraps). This is to trap the hot air inside and promote the first rise. Before doing this, add oil to the part of the wrap touching the dough.
A cool environment makes the bread rise slower. So, you can turn the oven on for a couple of minutes then turn it off. Place the dough in there and let it rise there. Easy hack.
Step 6: Shape Your Dough
The next step is to shape your dough. You can do this by punching the dough to release all the air pickets why Chris are sure to have developed during the heating process. You can shape your dough by gently rolling it into a ball or going about any shape you would prefer. When done, place it into a greased bread pan. You can place the dough in a slightly heated oven for a second rise. It helps in shaping the bread.
Step 7 on How to Bake Bread: Start Baking
On an average, bread takes about 30-40 minutes to bake properly. You can make use of a digital thermometer to be sure. I make use of the Greatergoods digital thermometer. A bread that’s baked properly would be about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’ll be adding milk to your bread, then 200 is just right for you. If you won’t, the 180 degrees is a good option.
Step 8: Let It Cool, Then Serve
Let your bread cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes before overturning. Put it in a folded towel to cool completely. Don’t leave it in the pan for too long and don’t remove it from the pan too early. Your bread is ready to be served.
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