Bread

Bread Making Tutorial: Basic White Bread

Heather says: At long last, the first in the series of simple bread tutorials. We are beginning with a plain white bread recipe. This version is extremely simple. It is free of most allergens (wheat being the obvious exception) so it is useful for those avoiding eggs and dairy. Nutritionally, well, let’s just say that…

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Bread Making: Introduction to Basic Flours

Heather says: The first few bread recipes will be made with flours that should be carried by your local grocery store. All Purpose Flour – is also known as plain flour.  It can be found in bleached and unbleached varieties.  Unbleached flour has more of the wheat’s protein intact and is typically better for bread…

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Bread Making: Meet the Yeast

Heather says: Yeast are tiny one celled fungi. There are both benevolent and obnoxious strains. One can find yeast commercially for brewing, as a nutritional supplement, and for baking. In bread making, yeast digests sugars and creates carbon dioxide. The structure of the dough traps the gas, giving yeast bread its loft and softness. Too…

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Bread Making: Introduction

Heather says: Over the coming weeks I will be posting a series of tutorials on bread making. If you are a novice baker, I invite you to attempt the tutorials in order. While I admire those who would like to begin by tackling 12 grain with sprouted wheat, may I suggest you practice on the…

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Bagels Recipe

Heather says: Bagel purists avert your eyes. I believe I’ll refer to this recipe as Quick and Dirty Bagels.” They get the job done, are much better than frozen, and do not require a whole lot of work, but I would never put them up against a genuine NY bagel. This recipe was originally designed…

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