How to Master the Dough in Bread Baking Classes St Louis

The aroma of fresh bread baking in the oven lures everyone to the bakery. Now imagine the same fresh bread aroma in your house. Learning how to knead the dough correctly is the basis of every deliciously soft bread. After that you can bake all types of bread – sourdough, milk bread, white bread, brown bread, multigrain bread, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, hot dog buns and more. The techniques you learn in the baking classes St Louis will also help you in baking other creations like pastries and cake loaves. So let’s start your journey to master the dough for bread baking.

“The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn.”

Julia Child – American chef, author and television personality
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The Bread Baking Classes St Louis

Yeast away

To bite into hot fluffy bread starts with getting the yeast right. Too much and the bread will not shape well. Too less and you could end up with tooth losing bread. The right consistence is necessary along with how to prepare the yeast. Whether you use warm water or milk, honey, sugar or molasses for the yeast all go towards adding flavors to the fresh baked bread.

Knead right

Kneading again requires attention. You have to knead the dough a certain way, roll out, smooth out, backward, forward, all the motions necessary to add air especially to the dough. This gives the bread the soft fluffy interior. The baking classes St Louis chefs will show you their tricks to kneading the bread.

Bake bread

This process might seem simple, but during your class you will see there are so many additional steps. Baking bread is all about preparation and the setting of the oven. The right temperature, egg, butter or milk wash you add for the perfect crust and also what shape your bread will be in, all come with their own set of rules.

Are you craving some bread right now? Check out Kitchen Conservatory and also sign up for the different baking classes St Louis.