How-To & Diy

5 Links to Read Before Baking Bread

January  8, 2014

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.

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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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Derek E. January 21, 2018
Wow this is so great thanks admin for sharing..
Dan N. January 17, 2014
I love this very helpful
Joanne T. January 8, 2014
G'day! Really enjoyed your blog post today! TRUE!
Always enjoy learning something new too!
Cheers! Joanne