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5 Links to Read Before Baking Bread

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Learn the timeless art of baking bread.

Grilled Garlic ToastHow to Store BreadIrish Brown Soda BreadMaple Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Winter is the ideal season to bake fresh bread at home. Time spent posted up inside -- hiding from below-zero temperatures -- could be time spent making a starter or mixing and shaping perfect loaves. Handmade bread saves you money and promises for a more wholesome product (you're controlling the ingredients, after all). Plus, it has the added bonus of making your home feel like a cozy French patisserie. Ready to get baking? These links will help.

  • Bread genius Chad Robertson gives us five essential tips for baking bread. (Food52.)
  • The science behind making sourdough bread. (NPR.)
  • Five ways to tell if you've made a good loaf or not. (The Kitchn.)
  • We can't discuss no-knead bread without including this famous recipe. (The New York Times.)

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about 1 year ago Dan Nicholls

I love this very helpful


about 1 year ago Joanne T Ferguson

G'day! Really enjoyed your blog post today! TRUE!
Always enjoy learning something new too!
Cheers! Joanne