The Steps of Baking

Each step is just as important as the next. And each of them will impact the end result

Step Number 1 – Scaling

Step Number 1 – Scaling

Weighing out ingredients is the first step to any successful bake.And I should stress the word weighing. You might be used to measuring ingredients...

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Step Number 2 – Autolyse

Step Number 2 – Autolyse

Autolysation is (if taken) the second step of baking. The process involves mixing all the flour and water of a dough recipe and leaving it to...

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Step Number 3 – Mixing

Step Number 3 – Mixing

Mixing in the simplest term is the even distribution of ingredients throughout the dough. But of course, it is more complex than that. The first...

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Step Number 5 – Folding

Step Number 5 – Folding

Folding is a step taken for most types of dough. It can achieve various results that may be beneficial. At the least it will degas the dough which...

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Step Number 6 – Dividing

Step Number 6 – Dividing

Dividing the dough marks the end of bulk fermentation. It is as simple as it sounds. But there are a few things to consider. First of all, you would...

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Step Number 7 – Preshaping

Step Number 7 – Preshaping

After the dividing step comes the preshaping. Once the dough has been divided it needs to be preshaped to change the random sized pieces into more...

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Step Number 8 – Bench Rest

Step Number 8 – Bench Rest

After the preshaping step comes the bench rest.This is exactly what it sounds like. We are resting the dough on the work bench. A passive step that...

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Step Number 9 – Final Shaping

Step Number 9 – Final Shaping

After the bench rest comes the final shaping. This is the step that determines the shape of your bread.Be it baguettes, round loaves, oblong ones,...

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Step Number 11 – Scoring

Step Number 11 – Scoring

After the final fermentation comes scoring.Some breads like pizza, ciabatta, braided loaves, bagels and bialys or focaccia and flat breads are baked...

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Step Number 12 – Baking

Step Number 12 – Baking

Right after scoring comes baking. We have been working towards this step for a while and considerable effort has gone into every step before...

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Step Number 13 – Cooling

Step Number 13 – Cooling

A simple as cooling down may sound, it is just as important as all the other steps.Technically the bread begins to go stale as soon as it comes out...

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Step Number 14 – Storage

Step Number 14 – Storage

The best storage place for bread is inside your belly 🙂 But to be honest a good old bread bin does the job well.Cooling down completely and...

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The Steps Of Bread Baking

The Steps Of Bread Baking

  Every step of the baking process is important and will affect the result. Understanding each of the steps and performing them correctly will...

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