Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kitchen Tip: Bread Making part 3 of 3

Continued from the past two weeks (click on the following to view part 1 or part 2.) Today I'm focusing on how to shape a great loaf of bread.
First, punch down the dough that has risen until double in size. Then place the dough on the counter and shape roughly into the size of a loaf pan. Fold the sides in and pinch together, continue pinching all down the length of the dough. Next fold the end over. Repeat on other end.
Once dough is doubled, bake in a 350 degree oven (or a 325 degree oven if you used honey) for 25-35 minutes. The top should be golden brown. 
At this point, your house has an aromatic scent of fresh bread.
 Go ahead and give into the craving to eat the fresh bread!
A few hints about cutting fresh bread - let it cool down for about 10 minutes so you don't burn yourself.
Using a sharp serrated knife and using no/gentle pressure saw back and forth to cut through the whole loaf.


  1. Yum! There is nothing better than homemade bread :) Yours looks great!

  2. Stopping from Mom Loop!This looks wonderful. Thanks for the tips. Have a great weekend!

  3. Yummy! Love how clear your photos are - I can almost smell the bread! Finally stopping by from Mom Loop!


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