We've all heard of sourdough, but in our modern world, it's generally a misunderstood and under-appreciated form of bread craftsmanship. Offering a distinct texture and flavor, and a myriad of health benefits, sourdough is worth another look.
Clean food removes artificial and highly processed ingredients, and replaces them with simple, natural ingredients your body was designed to be fed. It's a simple definition, but what does that mean in practice?
Welcome to part two of Bread Baking Basics! In this chapter, we'll go into more detail about ingredients. We'll talk about what makes sandwich bread different, learn a little more about yeast, explore how ingredients can play different roles in a recipe, and discuss the ideas of quality, options, and substitutions.
Remember when we said that bread can be as simple as mix-rise-bake? This is still true, but most loaves actually go through a five step process: mix-rise-knead-rise-bake. We'll explain the basics of this process and share everything you need to know to get started.
You've made it to part 4! As promised, this last chapter contains a recipe to help you get started. Modify this recipe (or ignore it altogether and create your own), but we wanted to provide a starting point. There are...