Homemade Bread 101

| 4/25/2018 10:47:00 AM

Loretta SorensenWith a few basic tools and some easy-to-learn know how, you can produce beautiful, tasty and nutritious home-made bread.

For the next few weeks I'll be posting information about the tools you need, how to use them and why they work, and some links to simple but awesome bread recipes.

There's no need to purchase expensive flours to make nutritious loaves of bread. I personally recommend organic unbleached flours, but it's not necessary to use them to produce a heavenly homemade loaf.

To make incredible 100 percent whole grain breads, choose whole wheat flour or grind your own grains (more on this in another blog) and take extra care to provide yeast with the proper environment and the dough with adequate kneading.

A thermometer to test the temperature of liquids can cost as little as $3.09. Loaf pans can be purchased for as little as $7.50 each. Aluminized steel pans are excellent and stand up to a lot of wear and tear, but they are more expensive.

Both flours and yeast can be purchased in large quantities if you often bake multiple loaves.