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Avoid These 4 Beginner Mistakes While Baking Bread


Baking bread is a part of every baker's day-to-day life. Whether you are a home baker or a professional baker, you need to master the art of baking bread. There is a misconception that baking bread is a cakewalk as only 4 simple ingredients are involved. 

 
On the contrary, it is a very failure-prone process. In this blog, D and V Plastics Inc., a reputed provider of bakery supplies in Canada, reveals useful tips to avoid making mistakes while baking bread as a beginner. 
 

Avoid These 4 Beginner Mistakes While Baking Bread

 

Make sure the water is lukewarm:
Yeast is a key ingredient when preparing the mixture for bread. The yeast needs to bloom for the bread loaf to achieve its softness. A common mistake here is when the water used for the yeast to dissolve is too cold or too hot. If the water is too hot, it can kill the yeast and if it's too cold, the yeast won't activate.
 
Not kneading enough:
Kneading determines the texture of the bread. Many bakers make the mistake of not kneading the dough enough, especially if they knead with their hands. If you are using an electric mixer then there should be no problem.
 
Not letting the dough rise:
Another common beginner's mistake is not letting the dough rise or cutting the proof short. The proof is the time taken by the yeast to grow and start breaking down, or fermenting the flour in the dough. You should let the yeast rise enough to achieve the desired fluffiness.
 
Slicing into warm bread:
Slicing warm bread affects its texture and flavour. This will result in your bread being gummier, stale and dry. It is ideal to let the loaves cool down completely by placing them on baking racks for a few hours.
 
You can turn to D and V Plastics Inc. for high-quality bakery supplies in Canada. We are ever-ready to cater to your requirements. Contact us now!
 

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