Tips & Tricks

By The Loaf - That's Alex / 30 June, 2018

What is an Artisan bread?

What is it that makes a loaf of bread an artisan loaf? It’s an interesting question. MADE BY AN ARTISAN...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 5 April, 2018

Tips for refrigerating or freezing dough

Refrigerating dough slows down the yeast activity, but does not stop it completely. After the dough is kneaded, flatten into...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 5 April, 2018

Tips to help you judge the condition of your dough

To determine if yeast dough is kneaded enough, break off a small, walnut-sized ball of dough. Stretch the dough, much...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 24 March, 2018

Know which crust you want

There are a couple of factors that determine whether you'll end up with a well coloured vibrant crust or one...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 15 March, 2018

Ways to make your bread even more beautiful

Egg Wash (to give the crust a super shine) Brush it with one egg or egg white beaten with a...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 14 March, 2018

How to tell when your bread dough is done proofing

One of the most important stages of baking bread is being able to proof your dough. Proofing is the process...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 12 March, 2018

Greasing and lining baking tins

Baking tins should be greased and lined to prevent the dough from sticking to the sides during cooking. It makes...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 11 March, 2018

Working with fresh yeast

Fresh yeast is a living micro-organism that starts to ferment when flour or sugar are added to it. This releases...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 11 March, 2018

Conversion guides

Use these guides to help you get the best from your cooking. Remember to stick to either imperial or metric...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 10 March, 2018

How to Plait a Loaf

The dreaded plaited loaf...it gives chills to even the masters of dough, but it doesn't have to anymore! We show you...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 9 March, 2018

How to Knead Dough

Let's start at the beginning. Kneading the dough makes the end result of your bread light, airy and chewy. The...

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By The Loaf - That's Alex / 8 March, 2018

How to Tell if your Bread is Baked?

It can be difficult sometimes to tell if your bread is baked through, but we have a few nifty ways...

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