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What is Dough Proving (Proofing) & How to do it Properly

Proving or proofing bread dough correctly is one of the most important bread-making steps to achieving a well-risen bread with a good crumb texture. Learning how to identify if bread dough is proved enough and not over-proved is a key skill which will help bread-makers produce perfect bread every time. In this post, I want …

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GUIDE: How to Cover Dough While it’s Rising And Proving

How you cover bread dough while its rising may seem like an aspect of bread-making which isn’t that important, but if you’ve ever had proving dough stick to cling film you’ll know this can lead to complete dough collapse and flat and disappointing loaf. I learned this the hard way when I was starting out, …

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17 Useful Bread Making Tips For Beginners You Need to Know

When you’re a beginner bread maker the process can feel a little daunting, you might have tried a few loaves and they may not have turned out quite as well as you’d planned. It’s easy to become disheartened, but fear not! I’ve put together this complete guide packed with tips for beginner bread makers. The …

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8 Proven Tips: Making Bread Dough To Rise More Every Time

Not getting enough rise in bread is one of the main issues which bakers encounter when they first start making bread and even something which happens to experienced bakers from time to time. We’ve all spent hours making that dough, only for it to come out of the oven looking like something that resembles a …

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5 Simple Ideas: Make Bread Dough Softer & Avoid Heavy Bread

When I started out making bread one of the biggest problems I encountered was that no matter how I followed the recipe my bread was turning out like a brick every time and I just couldn’t understand why. After doing a lot of experimenting I finally worked out exactly where I’d been going wrong and …

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4 Proven Ways: How to Heat up an English Muffin

English Muffins are famously used as the bread part of the breakfast muffin, but they’re also great just toasted with some butter and jam as a lighter alternative to thicker bread. They arrive on our shelves pre-cooked so they can be eaten straight out of the packet, but for best results, they need to be …

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Ultimate DIY Guide: How to Make Organic Bread From Scratch

Making organic bread at home is a good way to ensure your bread is completely organic and free from chemicals used for growing crops along with any nasty additives which are sometimes added to flour. As long as you source the right ingredients for your dough you can make tasty, fresh bread which is completely …

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GUIDE: How to Score or Slash Bread Dough & Why Do We Do It?

The popularity of artisan bread is rapidly growing and along with it is the art of scoring or slashing bread dough to create various patterns from rustic lines to elaborate and decorative patterns such as wheatears or flowers. But it’s not all about decoration, there’s also a practical reason for slashing dough too. So, what …

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DIY Guide: Making & Shaping Bread Rolls (+ Tasty Recipe)

Bread rolls are a good way to develop your home bread-making skills and are a versatile side dish which can be used for sandwiches, burger buns or alongside a stew or soup. In this post, I’m going to show you step by step how to make, shape and bake soft bread rolls which you can …

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GUIDE: Spraying Water On Bread Dough Before Baking

I’ve just covered using steam to bake bread in the oven, so I just wanted to do a quick post on spraying water on bread before baking along with the benefits of spraying with water and how you can use this process throughout the dough making process. So, what are the benefits of spraying dough …

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