Why do you love to bake bread at home?

A bread wreath from my Grandma's kitchen - now hanging in my kitchen Perhaps you recently started baking bread at home as you had a little more time. Or maybe, like me, you've loved to bake most of your life - I have happy memories of baking along in the kitchen (and...

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How long will your dough take to rise?

How long will your dough take to rise?

During one of my recent online bread making classes, a student asked what were the most common mistakes that people make when baking bread at home. And not leaving your dough to rise long enough is certainly one that comes up quite regularly. So how long should your...

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Why is my bread so pale?

Why is my bread so pale?

You've mixed, kneaded and risen your loaf before baking it to the exact instructions in the recipe. So why has your finished loaf come out of the oven pale and without the crisp, glossy crust you were hoping for? This is a common question I get asked, particularly...

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Where can you buy flour and yeast?

Where can you buy flour and yeast?

Remembering back to when you could more easily order flour online (and I needed lots as I baked bread to sell) “Help – I can’t find flour or yeast anywhere! Do you know where I could get some?” This has been the most common question I’ve received since even before...

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